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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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Day 7 & 8 ~ Bye Bye Hair Once Again by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Day 7 was one week and one day since transplant. Day 7 and 8 are about the same complication wise. My nausea is there a lot now even with medicines, mouth sores and nausea mix ... Read on »
Day 78 ~ Almost Home by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been awhile since I updated, there just does not seem like time to sit down and write. We are almost set to go home - February 12 is the day and everyone is excited. Si ... Read on »
Day Three of chemo by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just got hooked up to my chemo drip, day three of 5. it is going quick, but side effects also came quicker this time too. My blood sugar has been rising and today i started ... Read on »
Days 3 & 4 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Painting I made yesterday Day 3 was a busy day, but I did not feel great. I woke up feeling very out of my skin, and uncomfortable like restless leg syndrome all over my ... Read on »
ENGRAFTMENT CAME by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday on day 21 my numbers reached engraftment levels, so I got official notice the donor cells are working and en grafting into my body. My numbers continue to improve, ... Read on »
Family Friday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today was a really great Friday. It started out well, I needed a platlet transfusion which went smooth, they switched me to an oral pill Benadryl and I can stay awake now! Aft ... Read on »
Good news, but still waiting by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sorry to make everyone wait and I know everyone is anxious, we have had a very full day today, and we are having a sleepover again tonight with kids- this time Livy included, ... Read on »
Grafts vs Host Disease by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Things have been getting a little better each day, each day I feel a little stronger and not so blurry tired. I have a lot of limits, so I know when I finish from hours at ... Read on »
Great news - a match is found! by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I received the wonderful news that both my brother Bryan and my son Christian are half matches. They are both 5/10, which is exactly what we needed. They are going to use Br ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary Steven by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today Steven and I are married 13 years, seems impossible that it has been that long, seems like yesterday we were just about to be married, with all of our family and friends ... Read on »
Happy July 4th by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Although we did not celebrate in the usual way here, today was a really good day. I had a red blood transfusion that went smooth, while I did that Steven, Francine, Nina and C ... Read on »
Happy New Year ~ Day 49 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We rang in the new year quietly at home with playing Wii, Little Pet Shop and making cupcakes. We had snacks and watched some t.v. Olivia was asleep at 7 but somehow knew ho ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving and catching up by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, I hope you have a beautiful day with your families and friends. My family will be coming to visit and have dinner with me this afternoon. I hav ... Read on »
Here we go again... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I know that I always say it, but I can't believe I wait so long in between posts to update my blog. Its been two years, time has truly flown by. I was busy living my life, b ... Read on »
High Counts and Cute Photos Friday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Friday started out a good morning. I always get my blood taken by 4 a.m. so they can have the results when doctors do rounds at 7:30 a.m. The early a.m. is hard because you ar ... Read on »
Home and busy - sorry for no post by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday at 2:30 the doctor came into my room and said that my biopsy results came back at 1-2%, totally OK and acceptable and I could go home immediately. Now we live 3 hour ... Read on »
Home and Light The Night Honoree by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Good morning! It's been awhile since I wrote. We got home on the 12th and been trying since then to return to routine, etc. so there is no time for me and the computer it se ... Read on »
Home Checkup and A Relaxing Weekend by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I went to my local oncologist yesterday for my 1st check since being home, my counts were good, my anc that needed to be over 500 was 700, and should be to 1000 by Mondays blo ... Read on »
I am sharing about this exciti ... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am sharing about this exciting event coming up on Friday, May 29th. Friends of ours put together a golf tournament to raise funds for our family to move to Tampa temporari ... Read on »
If you have to be here, this is how it should be by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I moved my room, I am now in 4west - the bone marrow unit. It is brand new, the room is large with so much more storage, etc, but feels more like a hotel room. So this was a ... Read on »