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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 »
This Saturday is Team Russo's Light The Night Walk 2010 by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This Saturday, November 6th is the Boca Raton Light The Night Walk. We will be walking with Team Russo once again. I would like to take a moment to share an exciting opp ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
It's been a long time - long update by cancerisnotanoption Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow, its been a long time since I have posted. A combination of alot of things, things at home are busy with the kids and there is no time it seems to get on the computer. R ... 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »