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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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Living my life by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been too long since my last post, but I don't have anything to really share. I did see my local hematologist last week and my blood work was blissfully normal. Every ... Read on »
Excitement for the week by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This past Monday, I received a paper copy of my schedule of upcoming appointments at MD Anderson. I'll be honest, I usually only skim these letters. I've become spoiled by ... Read on »
The other half by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last month that I was on steroids, my total weight gain ballooned to 30 pounds. I was still hitting the treadmill for 80-100 minutes a day, 5 days a week and watched ev ... Read on »
Preliminary results by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The preliminary results of my bone marrow biopsy from 6/20 showed no leukemia. I won't know anything about the flow cytometry for a few more weeks. As for the cytology stu ... Read on »
Stumping my poor doctor by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My life has been a bit more full than I would like this month. I'll take pity on you all and only talk about the last few days. Friday, June 17, Chris was in a horrible ca ... Read on »
Dori by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Most of my regular readers will probably know that Dori Brown was stolen by cancer this week. I say stolen because I still believe cancer is the worst kind of thief, indisc ... Read on »
Milestones that don't include cancer by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today, Chris and I are celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary. Not in a hospital. Free of cancer. At home. It feels good to be able to say those things. Happy ... Read on »
Help PJ by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My friend PJ is running the New York City marathon to honor our mutual friend Dori . PJ's a member of the 2 time transplant club and an all around amazing person. She's tr ... Read on »
The blog hasn't been abandoned by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I haven't abandoned the blog. I'm here and I'm working on something to post, but it's not quite right yet. I managed to pass the 2 classes I was taking this semester, whic ... Read on »
A tiny update by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Tomorrow is the last day of class for me for the semester. I got an email from one of my professors yesterday with a breakdown of my grades and a note. I'm one of only 4 p ... Read on »
One month off steroids by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been one month since I stopped taking steroids and I can now fully appreciate the difference their disappearance has made. I'm not compelled to continually eat and I'm ... Read on »
The friends you will make by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've spent a lot of time inside my own head these last two weeks when I wasn't busy with school work. I've been thinking about a few of the contradictions you come to live ... Read on »
Unintended absence by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've been buried under a load of schoolwork and have had 3 tests in the last 2 weeks. It's been brutal. As far as my health is concerned, all is well. I had a check-up wi ... Read on »
March's MDA recap by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer WBC: 12.6 K/UL (4.0-11.0) RBC: 3.65 M/UL (4.0-5.50) HEMOGLOBIN: 13.0 G/DL (12.0-16.0) PLATELETS: 333 K/UL (140-440) ANC: 9.52 K/UL (1.70-7.30) LDH: 547 IU/L ( ... Read on »
Please Help by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I can't say anything about the situation in Japan that hasn't already been said. Our burdens are small in comparison to the depths of agony and magnitude of suffering taking ... Read on »
This and That by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Forgive the tardiness of this latest post. My laptop has decided to have a mid-life crisis and insists that it's an overpriced paper-weight, rather than a computer. I'm fa ... Read on »
Monthly visit with my local by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw my local hematologist/oncologist last Friday. All is well. I don't have any numbers to post because I didn't see them. Chris was with me and had a look at the compu ... Read on »
Cancer is a Thief by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I've spent the last few weeks so caught up in class-work that I haven't had enough brain power to spare for the little things. I haven't read a book for pleasure in ages an ... Read on »
For once, it's not me by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Chris and I spent the better part of last night at the after-hours clinic in Pairieville. For once, I wasn't the patient. Chris slipped while walking through the living room ... Read on »
WBC: 14.9 K/UL (4.0-11.0) ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer WBC: 14.9 K/UL (4.0-11.0) RBC: 3.57 M/UL (4.00-5.50) Hemoglobin: 12.5 G/DL (12.0-16.0) Platelets: 368 K/UL (140-440) ANC: 13.78 K/UL (1.70-7.30) ALC: 0.68 ... Read on »