Day 105 – First Week Home After Transplant

I’ve been out of the hospital for a week now. Feels like it’s been more like 8 weeks. I think this week has been way more hard emotionally and mentally than I expected. The realization my body got it’s booty kicked hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m weak, have extreme body fatigue, nausea,Continue reading “Day 105 – First Week Home After Transplant”

Day 88 – Lesson #3 | “Jealousy”

Sitting almost three months into this Leukemia gig and it’s starting to hit me. Jealousy. As I sit here with my nausea, mouth sores and feeding tube alone in my hospital room I’m finding myself to be increasingly jealous of everyone out there living their “normal lives.” Now who’s to say people are living theirContinue reading “Day 88 – Lesson #3 | “Jealousy””

Day 75 to 84 – Week 1 of Stem Cell Transplant

Day 75 – Friday, September 25, 2020 This morning I woke up at 6 am and triple checked I had all of my bags ready to go. I ended up with a massive suitcase, a carry-on suitcase and a backpack. I know you’re all like WHAT. That’s too much. But to be quite honest withContinue reading “Day 75 to 84 – Week 1 of Stem Cell Transplant”

Day 48 to 75 – Preparation for Hospital Stay #2

Collection Of My Soon To Be Stem Cells After numerous discussions with my Transplant Dr. we decided to use Brayden as my donor. Again, he was a 50% match so we will use his donated stem cells as well as a matched set of stem cells from an umbilical cord (i.e. cord blood). My Dr.’sContinue reading “Day 48 to 75 – Preparation for Hospital Stay #2”

Day 61 – Plan for Transplant

Stem Cell Transplant Information We hit the two months mark! WHAT. Feels like just yesterday I was in the ER with a sore throat. HAHAHA. Syke. Try a sore throat AND Leukemia. What a treat. The past few days have consisted of meeting with my transplant Dr. and trying to make a decision between usingContinue reading “Day 61 – Plan for Transplant”

Day 53 – Bone Marrow Biopsy Results/Plan Moving Forward

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 The amount of love and support that has been showered over me since my last post is so amazing. Thank you all so much for following me on this crazy journey. Thank you for all the prayers. Thank you for all the love. Thank you for the never ending support. IContinue reading “Day 53 – Bone Marrow Biopsy Results/Plan Moving Forward”

Day 44 to 51 – Bone Marrow Biopsy #2, Spinal Tap #2 and I’m Home!

Monday, August 24, 2020 – Thursday, August 27, 2020 These past few days I’ve experienced more nausea than the previous weeks here at the hospital. Blah. But no puking SO SHOUT OUT!! They explained the increase in nausea is most likely because the chemo has now been accumulating over the past month, which is toContinue reading “Day 44 to 51 – Bone Marrow Biopsy #2, Spinal Tap #2 and I’m Home!”

Day 46 – Lesson #2 | “What’s Important In Life”

While you’re in the hospital for an extended amount of time, you meet a variety of different people. From nurses, to Dr.’s, to house keeping to room service (the people who bring you your meals). Every single person has a story and because I LOVE to talk I typically am able to have decently longContinue reading “Day 46 – Lesson #2 | “What’s Important In Life””

Day 37 to Day 44 – Fourth Round of Chemo

First off, can we all take a step back and acknowledge I have already been diagnosed with all this Leukemia crazy for a total of 43 days… The days have felt VERY slow but looking back at the past 43 days of my life it has been an absolute whirlwind. I’m very curious if youContinue reading “Day 37 to Day 44 – Fourth Round of Chemo”