Day 365 – Without Momma B

I know I started this blog back in July 2020 after I was hit with news of my Leukemia diagnosis. But I feel like I’ve “graduated” from writing about my cancer. I don’t have much to report. My labs are continuing to came back in the normal ranges and I’m beyond thankful and blessed. I’mContinue reading “Day 365 – Without Momma B”

Day 471 – One Year Post-Transplant Results

Let’s get down to it. I received news that my one year post-transplant bone marrow biopsy came back cancer free earlier this month. Over joyed, relieved, thankful and appreciative is an understatement. However I walked around pretty numb for about a week or so. It’s weird. I figured I would be on cloud nine. IContinue reading “Day 471 – One Year Post-Transplant Results”

Day 130- Initial Symptoms and Post Transplant Bone Marrow Biopsy Results

Can you believe it’s been 130 days since I was diagnosed? I can. In fact, thinking back I haven’t really felt “normal” since May of 2020 which is more like 201 days of feeling off. A lot of people have asked what my symptoms were and I don’t think I ever posted about that. SoContinue reading “Day 130- Initial Symptoms and Post Transplant Bone Marrow Biopsy Results”

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”