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May 24, 2019
In June of 2018 Cathy went in to see GI Doctor for some discomfort and they did biopsies in which they found Amyloidosis. Amyloidosis is a very complex form of Cancer. To simplify her bone marrow is making mutated cells along with healthy cells. These mutated cells are compared to super glue and will stick to different organ and can eventually overcome the organ. Thankfully for Mom none of her organs have been significantly invaded by these amyloids. She has undergone chemotherapy for the last 4 months to decrease the rate at which the amyloids are created. Now that she has hit the magic number, she is a candidate for stem cell transplant. She will be undergoing a transplant at University Hospital in Cleveland scheduled for February 8th. She will donate her own stem cells for her transplant. She will have 2 days of intense chemo where it will completely deplete all of her bone marrow and then they will reintroduce the stem cells. She will be in the hospital for a few weeks recovering and allowing her bone marrow to rebuild. We will keep you updated on her progress via this site. We do ask that we do provide her with the best environment for her to get well. We prefer no visitors due to her compromised immune system, and there are no flowers/plants allowed on the transplant floor due to the risk of e-coli. We will keep you updated on her energy level and when she will be up for calls and Facetime!