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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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Final Arrangements by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you are in the Baton Rouge area and would like to pay your respects Ann's funeral will be at the Rabenhorst Funeral Home on Florida Blvd on Saturday the 29th. The link ... Read on »
Gentle Closing by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I think this will be the last entry into the blog.  And I realized that I need to be gentle in its closing. Not everyone who read this was interested in just me and Ann a ... Read on »
Beyond the infinite by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  At 9:30AM this morning my best friend, wife, lover and radiant bride took her last breath.  The light is gone from the world. Read on »
Don Quixote by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer "Sancho my armor!  My sword!"  I know how Senior Quixote felt now.  To be galvanized to heroic action, by a great up swelling of determination and virtue from the core of ... Read on »
Phase 1 by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So Phase 1 of our three part plan is underway. Ann is currently on her 4th round of radiation which will eventually deliver about  50 GY to the tumor that ate her T4 vertebr ... Read on »
End Game by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris here It has been a busy week and lots has happened much of it unexpected.  It started Sunday morning when Ann told me the bottoms of her feet had gone ... Read on »
Progress by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw my local oncologist yesterday for my regular follow-up visit. My blood work numbers were good, save for my creatinine. It's up to 1.5 again. Dr. B. was concerned since ... Read on »
Frustrated by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I don't know what to say. I didn't think this would be as hard as it has been. I stopped eating solid foods a few weeks ago and have had a very hard time getting back on the ... Read on »
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 »