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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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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 »
A little more of that by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last Wednesday marked yet another three-month follow-up visit at MD Anderson. This time around I had my patient loyalty card punched in the stemcell clinic. It should have b ... Read on »
Where things stand by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Where do I begin? It's been over 4 months since the last post and during that time I've been trying to fly below the radar. My tongue has healed, although it is still numb a ... Read on »
Six weeks later by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a little over six weeks since I had the partial glossectomy and I'm still dealing with healing. I have survived to tell you that one of the helpful little chestnut ... Read on »
Recuperation by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I need to admit to a bit of foolishness before I do anything else. I fully expected to be back at work on Monday. In fact, I planned on it. How hard could it be to recover f ... Read on »
Recovery by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Good news. Ann is out of surgery & Dr. G is very confident she got all the cancer. She characterized it to me as small and less than 2mm below the surface if Ann's tongue. ... Read on »
OSCC T1N0M0 by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Its been a long time since I set down to write a blog post and I'll confess I wish it was about a cheerier subject, but "needs must..." as they say. The purpose of this e ... Read on »
Surgery by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have been poked, prodded, X-rayed, hooked up to electrodes, scanned, examined, and interrogated. I have also been cleared for surgery. Dr. G. will attempt to excise ... Read on »
Quick update by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris and I met with genetic counselors Thursday who are attempting to deconstruct my family's medical history and decipher how it relates to my present situation. They're a ... Read on »
An answer for Jenna by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Jenna asked if I could elaborate on what could have caused the secondary cancer I'm now facing. I'll do the best I can to answer using what I've been told over the last 5 ye ... Read on »
Where to begin? by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One would think that after over five years of experience in dealing with the many different ways that cancer can turn a person inside out and upside down, that one would bec ... Read on »
Unicorn assassins and such by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Tuesday, September 4, I celebrated the 4th anniversary of my 2nd transplant by schlepping to MD Anderson with my faithful sidekick, Chris, in tow. After 5 years of dealin ... Read on »