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cancerisnotanoption

Boca Raton, Florida
I am 34 years old, a new blogger, married Mom of three beautiful children, and new proud SURVIVOR of Acute Myleoid Leukemia. I am learning my way around this big world, and figuring out where I fit in and just who I want to be. My AML has relapsed and I am once again fighting this disease - this... Full Bio
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A long over due update... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow, I can not believe I have not written on my blog for three years, and that it had been three years! I was sharing my site today on a support page on Facebook and I came ... Read on »
An over due update by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I apologize for not keeping this blog current or updating in a few months. Since we came home life has been trying to get back to normal and I have sort of stepped away from ... Read on »
Back at it again ~ consolidation chemo time by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We are back at the hospital and the medical stuff again. I came on Monday and had outpatient bone marrow biopsy with sedation, a mid line placed in my arm and labs drawn. The ... Read on »
Biopsies, Ups and Downs and Art by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This has been a mixed up day full of roller coaster rides for sure. This am I was awoken to be taken down for my bone marrow biopsy. It went well, I was completely sedated ... Read on »
Catch up time by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Every day I think I need to update my blog, it seems as if I do, and then I realize I did not. Chemo can do that to you. Tonight I have some quiet time so I thought I would do ... Read on »
Catching up and being home by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well I been home for a few days now, and there are not many opportunities to get on the computer. Overall I am doing excellent, according to my doctors I am out of hospital ... Read on »
Catching Up ~ Day -5, -4 & -3 ~ by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The last few day seem to have gotten away from me and I see I am behind in my post. Sunday Day-5 was a day of rest, no chemo or radiation, just regular meds. Monday Day -4 was ... Read on »
Changing plans by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I got a call from Moffit yesterday regarding a donor for transplant. I was told that there are no adult donors compatible for me. They ran a search and four people came up. On ... Read on »
Christmas 2009 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Christmas was wonderful, even being away from home in Tampa. We did not bring our Christmas stuff from home, so we got a small fake tree to decorate. The kids were so excite ... Read on »
Closing down the clinic. by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It seems I closed down the clinic tonight. The blood bank made a mistake and did not irradiate the second bag of platelets like they need to be. After it arrived here and the ... Read on »
Day 1 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is considered day 1, yesterday was zero and transplant day. Yesterday was also considered by 2nd birthday, so I will now celebrate twice each year, and what a reason we ... Read on »
Day 14 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is day 14 and it was a rough day again as were the past few. My mornings always start well, but seem to go downhill. A positive note I was able to be disconnected from a ... Read on »
Day 17 - Still waiting for engraftment by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sorry for not blogging for a few days, I just have not been feeling well enough to be on the computer. It has continued to be a hard time for me. My entire body rash is still ... Read on »
Day 19 - starting to trend upwards by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well after some really rough days, things look to be turning around. Today my WBC doubled and jumped up, which is a great sign that I am beginning to engraft. I am feeling a ... Read on »
Day 2 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Day 2 has been pretty uneventful so far. It is beyond quiet in a hospital on weekends, so I am riding out my day. My counts are down, I am a bit sluggish with energy it seems, ... Read on »
Day 38 update & Merry Christmas by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Merry Christmas! Sorry I been neglecting my blog, I been home for two weeks yesterday now, it has gone by so fast and been a blur. It does not help that water got spilled in ... Read on »
Day 44 and Some Photos To Share by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here are some photos from our very first outing when I got out of hospital a few days later to the park. Sofia took this photo of me up close I was so cold ... Read on »
Day 5 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Days are going by, not as fast as I like, but today is day 5 and things are still moving along. Side effects are starting, but they are expected and I am still tolerating ev ... Read on »
Day 6 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Day 6 has brought on a blood and platelet transfusions. My platelets were 2 this morning,so I had a transfusion and hemoglobin was 7.9, under 8 so it earned me two bags of r ... Read on »