Welcome to Bonnie's Caring Bridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Your prayers for relief from pain, nausea and anxiety are most appreciated. I'm Bonnie's co-author and will reach out to friends in the medical community to help translate. Thank you Emme and Kate (via Roxanne) for helping me understand the language.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia is the diagnosis rendered at this time with further testing to be concluded Monday 10/25; if a blood clot and fever are significantly reduced.
Symptoms and time line: 8/17 :Head ache and runny nose - must be an allergy, treat with OTC 9/25: we celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary in New Port Beach, same discomfort but we walk and talk for miles. Eat at Crab Cooker with Cass, Rey and Rachael (Bonnie's favorite restaurant).
10/7: visit to the dentist because of jaw pain, nothing detected. Night sweats and a bit of nausea commence. 10/14: Jaw pain migrates to neck and then to groin, - contact primary care professional for appointment. Covid test is negative and doc suggests blood panel test. The results trigger her contacting a blood disease specialist.
10/18: meeting with oncology doc suggests condition to warrant deeper review; more blood draws. 10/19 evening: Sister Lynn visiting with Bonnie while I'm flying home from a business conference. Severe leg pain at midnight causes concern and call to doctor. Lynn is advised to take Bonnie to OSHU emergency. Blood clot is identified, along with further testing.
Today, 10/23 Bonnie is under the care of a three person Oncology team whom are awaiting to complete the work-up of her Leukemia cells to commence treatment. An aggressive treatment plan is going to facilitate remission.
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