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ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert

Denham Springs, Louisiana
I was diagnosed with ALL in Jan 2007. Had a cord blood transplant in May 2007. Leukemia came back in June 2008. I was able to have an allo transplant in Sept 2008 using a 9/10 MUD.
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Finished, Maybe? by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had my final radiation treatment on Wednesday. 33 in total. As for what happens now, I don't really know. My creatinine levels are compromised, so I have to have blood ... Read on »
Eight Days by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have eight radiation sessions left. Eight. It seems so insignificant to write it out, but those eight sessions feel like they'll never be over. There's also one chemo left ... Read on »
Reminder by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi All, I just wanted to put out a reminder that my company's fundraiser to help off-set my medical expenses for this latest round of treatment is Friday, August 1. ... Read on »
Time on My Hands by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Three and a half weeks isn't a long time. It's not. 18 more radiation treatments. 3 more chemo treatments. That's nothing in the scheme of things, but it's stretching out in ... Read on »
My turn by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a very difficult two weeks for a number of reasons. Patricia, aka PJ, of the Plog has died. She's been by my side blogging since almost the beginning. We used to t ... Read on »
VMAT by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hello all.  Chris here, to fill everyone in on the details we know and what the plan moving forward is. First, the final pathology has come back on the Tumor in Ann's nec ... Read on »
Getting Closer by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I finally got the call this week. Radiation preparation begins tomorrow and will run through the following Thursday. If all goes well, radiation and chemotherapy will begin ... Read on »
Another Follow-up by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We made another trip to Houston on Monday and I saw my Head and Neck surgeon. Dr. G. took a look at the incision on my neck and told me it looked like I was healing well. I ... Read on »
Another specialist to round out my set by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday, I added another specialist to my alphabet of doctors. Dr. M. will be overseeing chemotherapy for me. After reviewing my medical history, she's determined that I'm ... Read on »
Where do we go now? by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been almost a week since the surgery to remove a few lymph nodes on one side of my neck. You all know that turned into something wholly unexpected for the surgeon and u ... Read on »
Day 3 by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris here - I need to apologize to everyone. My head has not been in a good space and I'm sorry. I will try to be better. We are getting ready to go to clinic a ... Read on »
Day 1 by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am resetting the clock back from what ever it was post the last BMT, back to zero. Here is what I know1)  The cancer in Ann's neck did not come from her tonsil. 2)  Th ... Read on »
Hot Tonsil by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris here -  I haven't blogged in a long time - and frankly I've enjoyed it.  The activity on this blog is in direct inverse proportion to Ann's health.  So less bloggin ... Read on »
It's Cancer by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My doctor called me with the biopsy results yesterday. It came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma. As a side note, I saw my transplant team at MD Anderson on Monda ... Read on »
An Abundance of Caution by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When I contacted my local oncologist 2 weeks ago, it was out of an abundance of caution. When he prescribed antibiotics it was out of an abundance of caution. When I r ... Read on »
What's new by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last week, my neck started to feel sore on one side. Of course it was the side that presented with swollen lymph nodes before each diagnosis of blood cancer. I didn't feel s ... Read on »
Holding My Breath by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been 4 days since I stopped taking steroids. It's been 2 days since I saw my transplant doctor. So far, so good. And now I wait to see if the lung GvHD has been tamed. ... Read on »
A Step to the Left by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a bit more than a month since my last entry. I will admit to wanting to post a few musings since the last time I dusted off the keyboard. I mostly haven't because ... Read on »
This and That by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Life has been a cycle of constant motion for the last few months. Multiple visits to MD Anderson balanced with work deadlines have left me feeling several shades of tired. T ... Read on »