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Heidi’s Story

Welcome to Heidi's CaringBridge site. We will be posting updates regularly and hopefully add some pictures. Make sure and leave a message for Heidi in the guestbook! Click "read story" for more.

If you haven't already heard, Heidi was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on July 6, 2005. For more information about AML, visit here. AML is curable and the doctors are optimistic about her recovery. Heidi had been having headaches and a sore throat for a few days so she went in for a check-up at the Chaska clinic. A blood test showed that her white blood cell count was dangerously high so she was sent to Fairview Southdale in Edina for a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy revealed the leukemia and she was admitted immediately. On Saturday, July 9 Heidi started a 7-day IV chemotherapy treatment. The treatment is going well and her white blood cell count has dropped to 200 (that's a good thing!). But because the WBC count is so low she is very susceptible to infection and will need to stay in the hospital for a few more weeks once the chemo is done. She can have visitors, but please call Mik's cell phone at 507/382-8582 first to make sure it's a good time to visit (please stay away if you're sick, though).

Latest Journal Update

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Thanks for the recent messages, I didn't think people were still checking - sorry! I'm still working full time and feeling ALMOST back to my normal self. (If I was ever actually normal!) I'm currently at Mayo with my dad, who had open heart surgery yesterday. So far, so good! Let's hope everything stays that way. Thanks again for all your love and support!

Heidi