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My Story

Chemo for round 26 starts on March 17, 2014

The full story begins almost seven 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 dependant for six months. This did, however, put it into remssion 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 starting a new chemo drug to attempt to control the MDS. In the background we are still in process of waiting for / preparing for a bone marrow transplant.



Jeff Giles posted a new journal entry.

Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. Mark 16:8A happy and blessed Easter to all! The ... Read more

Joyce Pedersen Swenson signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Thank you for the wonderful message, Jeff; it spoke volumes to me this morning as I mourn the death of Rick, my dear husband and forever soulmate. I am so thankful you are ... Read more

Louise Klipfel signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Prayers, hugs,and love to you both as we take a journey thru Holy Week. Louise/ Tom Read more

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Walking through the valley ... today being Palm / Passion Sunday, we enter the last days of the Season of Lent ... Holy Week. From Jesus spending time in the temple to his ... Read more

Wes Aardahl signed Jeff's Guestbook.

I'm so sorry to read of the death of your mother, Jennae. God's peace to you and Jeff and your family! Read more

Donna Eszlinger signed Jeff's Guestbook.

we are so  sorry to hear of the passing of  Rosemary, know that your in our  thoughts and prayers, for  strength and  courage in the  days ahead...   There is ... Read more

Valerie Hoffman signed Jeff's Guestbook.

So sorry to hear about Jennae's mother.  We are praying for you and your family. Read more

Jeff Giles posted a new journal entry.

This was at ten this morning, Marty was just thinking about waking to go outside ... I opened the door to what you see here. I sat on the step to take the picture,you can ... Read more

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Karen Johnson signed Jeff's Guestbook.

It is difficult to have your compassion and passion pulled in different directions. May God give you strength enough for today as he carried tomorrow on His shoulders. ... Read more

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