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Jeff’s Story

Chemo for round 34 will start on September 21, 2015 The full story begins nearly 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Meylodysplastic Syndrom / Acute Meyloginous Leukemia in November 2005. I received two "rounds" of chemotherapy (one "7+3" and one high dose AraC) and then contracted parvovirus, which made me transfusion dependent for six months. This did, however, put it into remission which lasted about 2 1/2 years. In (2008) I was continuing to do well, and starting in about May, things started going downhill again. Through a series of blood and bone marrow tests it was determined that I had relapsed. Jennae and I went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where I received a total of five "rounds" of chemotherapy (two rounds of 7+3 and three rounds of high dose AraC). The leukemia is back in remission, but the Meylodysplastic Syndrome remains, and so we are using a new chemo drug that came on the market in 2009 in an attempt to control the MDS.

Latest Journal Update


We are no longer shifting gears, we are coasting along right  ow and Jeff is doing fairly well. He is still extremely tired, and DOES remember some of last week which we are not sure, is a good thing or not? That is yet to be determined. The anti nausea med they put through the iv last week seemed to cover him much better than the pills and he had an uneventful  weekend. So we may have a new drug for next time. Our nurses were wondering today how the weekend had gone and were hopeful that we might have found something that helps. They and doc are always thinking and trying to come up with ways to make this journey easier for Jeff. So we will see how he comes out from under the medications this week. You will have to wait for what tales he might have to tell.

 THANK YOU SO MUCH for shifting gears with us. This has been a wild ride lately, but today is good.

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Donna Eszlinger
By Donna and Delbert
Ok,, this is sounding better then the horrible fog, and memory issues, you talked about when you were in Ashley,, We keep praying that it continues on this track, and will give Jeff less of the not knowing syndrome. thanks to new meds,, maybe things will get a little bit better for you both.. love and hugs with many prayers sent your way
Craig Nessan
By Craig Nessan
Prayers continue! Thankful to hear there is promising improvement!