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It's crazy how fast your life can change! Working on Friday and hospitalized on Sunday. Who would have known?



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Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Well, no news has been GOOD news! Here is the last 6 months in a nutshell. Working has helped me realize how well I’m doing: On January 31st, I returned to work ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Well, no news has been GOOD news! Here is the last 6 months in a nutshell. Working has helped me realize how well I’m doing: On January 31st, I returned to work ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

A short update:I went off my immune suppression meds last week.  I was pretty nervous so the day before I was suppose to stop, I went to see my BMT PA Holly in ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! I went to OHSU last week to see Dr. G.  He walks in and says to me (no joke), “Does it feel good not having chipmunk cheeks?”  ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Sorry - I see a different page since I am a U.S. Bank card holder.To vote go to:usbank.com/makeithappenclick on "vote now"click on "personal ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Please vote to fight Leukemia!I have entered a contest with U.S. Bank.  The story with the most votes on November 15, 2010, wins $5,000 for their cause!!!My cause is to ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

In Loving Memory of Brain Sandstrom   Brian would have turned 39 yesterday.  It’s hard to believe we lost him a year ago on September 24th.  I still think of him and ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Thought it was about time for an update.  I am doing well, but I still spend most of my days sleeping.  It’s frustrating, but my doctor tells me it is a normal ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Friday was a long day at OHSU.  I had my yearly post transplant MRI, CT scan, labs, and then my appointment with Dr. G.  Can you believe I am at day 355 today?  It is a ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

Sharen Beard (1960-2010) Sharen Beard1960-2010Sharen was born in San Francisco on May 13, 1960 to Ed and Shirley Severeid.She was an avid scholar and athlete; she founded ... Read more

Katie McLain posted a new journal entry.

I went to see Cory at the Coumadin clinic yesterday.  He checks my levels and adjusts my meds.  Anyway, I walk in and he says “still a little swelled, huh?”  I ... Read more

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