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Peter Olson Patient Expert

Allegan, Michigan
"Fighting AML" Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
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Welcome Back Home Friends! by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Me, Indian Lake Mama & Papa (A rose between two thorns?)  Ha! Ha! Thank you Lord for my friends!  I am blessed with many, many great friends. "The LORD would speak ... Read on »
'For the Love of Pete' Team Meeting by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We had our first team meeting tonight. Mary made us a Tee-shirt for our team. Link to our team's website:  For the Love of Pete Please feel free to make a tax deducti ... Read on »
Just a little blood by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After brushing my teeth this morning I noticed that there was some blood in my spit.  I had my six month dentist visit and cleaning last Monday.  No problems discovered then ... Read on »
Big week ahead, next week by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Blood tests on Monday, doctor visit on Tuesday, pentamidine treatment and visiting with Indian Lake Papa & Mama on Wednesday, 47 years old on Thursday (remind me to ge ... Read on »
“Aw Crap!” (Beware: Gross Warning) by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer That phrase describes my exact feelings sometimes.    I may or may not say it out loud, though; it depends on who is around me at the time. I’m pretty sure ... Read on »
What a beautiful morning! by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning from 6:32 to 6:36 AM; I watched the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle Discovery zip across the sky together on their STS-131 mission . I ... Read on »
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have symptoms very similar to rheumatoid arthritis in my hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and back.  I'm pretty sure that it is all associated with graft verses host disease ... Read on »
Sad Day/Glorious Day by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Sad Day: Sofie, the little Sheltie dog, in my last post came to her untimely demise yesterday.  She was hit by a car just down the road from our house.  So sad.  She was ... Read on »
Hello My Friend! by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I want you to know that I have enjoyed sharing my life with you.  My joy and my pain I rejoice in your thoughts and prayers, more than you’ll ever know, I think ... Read on »
Emptied out by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last night, wow!  I was emptied out.   Stomach up and bowels down It was like two unstoppable freight trains heading opposite directions. Sorry about giving you that vis ... Read on »
All is well by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On Tuesday, my blood test was very good, I had six more immunization shots  (three in each arm - Ouch!), a monthly pentamidine treatment, and a BMT doctor visit. There w ... Read on »
Perseverance by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday in the mail was a letter from my long term disability insurance company. They want to verify that I still qualify for the benefit. There are two forms that have to ... Read on »
Update on Brianne/ Pray for Una by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Brianne - "She is doing OK, getting ready for transplant. Had a rough time with the spinal and they had to do a blood patch for a leak or something. All in all she is doing ... Read on »
So Long Chemo Brain by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One of the side effects of chemotherapy, that I experienced, is a condition called “Chemo Brain”.    Chemotherapy adversely affected my memory.    They told m ... Read on »
I used to live here. by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today, I went to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a monthly pentamidine treatment in the outpatient testing area. As I was looking around, I couldn't help but ... Read on »
Potholes on the Road to Recovery by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Spring is just around the corner now and that means, "Look out here comes the potholes!"  The snow and ice melt during the warm daytime hours, when it gets above freezing ... Read on »
Shopping! by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Purchased some new cross trainer shoes I'm feeling great! Applied for a job, working on a couple of websites, doing my taxes, enjoying the sunshine, having friends over ... Read on »
Wow! What a great weekend! by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The 50th Wedding Anniversary Party we threw for our aunt and uncle went perfectly.  What a blessed time we all had.  Thank you to everyone who helped out.  Thank you to all ... Read on »
Yes! We are good! (Day 373) by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A nurse from the BMT Clinic, CCC, U of M, just called with the great news. Good results on the bone marrow biopsy. Thank you for your prayers! Whew! Read on »
Please pray for Brianne (Day 367) by Peter Olson Patient ExpertFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Please pray for Brianne and her family.  She is a young lady that was just diagnosed with AML. If you have just been told that you have cancer.  I'm praying for you too. ... Read on »