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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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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 »
Another 2 weeks by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw my transplant doctor at MDA on Monday and all went as expected. My lungs sounded clear. I'm still on steroids and dealing with the side effects. Dr. K. wants to slow t ... Read on »
Learning to live with an unwanted guest by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer GvHD is something that I've resigned myself to living with. It affects one system or another, or multiple systems when it's feeling really frisky, on any given day. It's the ... Read on »
The Good, the bad, and the balding by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm going to be honest, I've been avoiding blogging for the last few months for a number of reasons. To begin with, I've been working the kind of hours that would make yo ... Read on »
Sorry for the delay by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sorry for the delay everyone.  I promise Part 2 is on the way.  I have recently started a new job and lots of things are in flux at the moment. Read on »
Rafu write-up by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here's a link to a write-up the A3M event we were so lucky to be a part of. In case you don't want to click through, a copy of the actual piece runs below. http:/ ... Read on »
Reunification - Part 1 by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last week, Ann and I travelled to Los Angeles at the invitation of Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) to meet Ann's donor at a gala event. In the last post I said th ... Read on »
Special Update Coming by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris here - It has been a long time since I blogged and I must apologize for my protracted absence.  I am really excited that we will be able to share some really import ... Read on »
Another 2 weeks by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Another 2 weeks has passed and so has another marathon session at MD Anderson. On Wednesday, I saw my transplant doctor. I'm still improving and it's still happening at a gl ... Read on »
2 Week Update by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I had a 2 week follow-up with Dr. K. concerning the lung GvHD and as far as she's concerned, things are headed in the right direction. She said my lungs sound better, which ... Read on »
In this skin by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In this skin of mine, at a glance, you'd never guess that I'm chronically ill. Friends, doctors, nurses, and strangers all say the same thing, "You don't look sick." W ... Read on »
Pneumonia by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm without my computer, so this will be short. Dr. K. admitted me to the hospital Wednesday after my clinic visit. It was in order to expedite the tests I needed done on my ... Read on »
When it's your lungs by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A lot of people believe that once you have a bone marrow transplant, your major health issues will be resolved. No more cancer means no more problems. These people are horri ... Read on »