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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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Light The Night Walk by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Light The Night walk this past weekend was a lot of fun and a big success for Team Russo. Thank you to everyone who participated, I look forward to seeing you next year ag ... Read on »
Mix it up Monday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today has had its ups and downs, mixing it up for sure. I actually slept very well and morning comes very early around here. 5 a.m. came with early am blood draws, vitals and ... Read on »
My Monday that did not work out... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So my being home for the kids first day of school and mine and Christian's birthdays. At 6 am I woke up with a 103 fever, and had to go straight to the ER. Steven drove me and ... Read on »
Official Date is Set for Transplant by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The date is set for my transplant. November 1st I check into the hospital. I have decided after talking with the transplant doctor and my doctor talking with them to go with M ... Read on »
Only two words...Thank You!!!! by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Tonight I can only think of two words that seem appropriate - Thank You! Today in Rome, New York the Cancer Is Not An Option benefit was held in honor of our family and it was ... Read on »
Ouch it happened Wednesday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I woke up this am and felt a searing pain in my mouth, the dreaded complication we tried to avoid happened, mouth sores. My mouth and tongue are so sore and hurtful, it ... Read on »
Out of ICU by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is a very good day, I am being moved to regular room and took me off all oxygen, and I am on my own breathing, I am very excited and ready for a shower and maybe a littl ... Read on »
Photos and The Kids Trip by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is a hard day, my family headed home around noon and just got home now. Steven's Grandmother really needed his Mom there due to health reasons she has, so we made the ... Read on »
Pre-transplant testing all done by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Monday and Tuesday of this week Steven and I traveled to Tampa once again for me to complete my pre-transplant or vital organ testing. We were up at 5 a.m. for our early am fl ... Read on »
Quick Update Monday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 1. Results are not in, late tomorrow expected. 2. Sofia had a good birthday 3. Hair the s all gone, I cut remaining little off today, it is a relief not to see it fa ... Read on »
Russo Family Slideshow by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer For our spaghetti dinner last Friday, Carla asked for family photos to make a slideshow. While picking them out I made them into a show for her, and I wanted to share. ... Read on »
Sleepy Sunday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today and yesterday since Steven has gotten back we have been resting and napping, which feels so good. It is wonderful to have him back with me, it was getting lonely here wi ... Read on »
So close, but just not there.... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today was that day when you are so close to something you can taste it and imagine it and yet you are just not there. My numbers doubled, neutrophils went from 120 to 270, nee ... Read on »
Sofia's Turkey Talk by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today I spent the afternoon with Sofia, making a turkey project for school. We did a small video of her describing her Princess Zuniga turkey for her class to watch. Enjoy! I ... Read on »
Spaghetti Dinner Photos by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here are some photos of all the wonderful family and friends who attended last Friday's spaghetti dinner. Here are some photos fro ... Read on »
Staying the same is always good... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just spoke with the doctor and with additional testing / staining of my marrow and advanced slides I stayed at 5% - woo hoo. No jump, I am so pleased with this. They still ... Read on »
Sunny Saturday by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is finally a sunny day in Tampa, seems like it has been a few days since I saw the sun out the window. Everything remains stable here, my white blood count went up to .8 ... Read on »
Sunny Sunday! by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We had a really good day today. The kids did so well last night, our adventure included a midnight hike with all of us to the basement vending machine for snacks, we heard alo ... Read on »
Surreal... by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Surreal is the word I use to describe all of the things going on in my life today. Cancer, bone marrow and cord blood transplant, fundraising, etc. Every day I live my life, l ... Read on »