Christine Danesi

First post: Aug 23, 2022 Latest post: Apr 12, 2023
Welcome to our the CaringBridge website made for Christine. It's been just over a year since she has been fighting a blood cancer, multiple myeloma, after having to wait months for treatment due to a fractured sacrum.  After three surgeries and serious infection, finally Christine was able to start treatment for the multiple myeloma in December of 2021.  She has endured 36 weeks of chemotherapy...good news is that it worked.  She received the news that there is no new cancer!  Her doctors recommended that she go forward with a stem cell bone marrow transplantation which we are hoping will provide a prolonged remission!

Undergoing a stem cell transplantation is a challenging, lengthy process.  Christine will have to endure multiple injections over several days to over-produce her white blood cells so the doctors can "harvest" the extra bone marrow from her.  After this phase she will be admitted into Brigham & Women's Hospital.  For 2 days she will have extremely high doses of chemotherapy.  The next day the stem cell re-infusion will take place.  The following 2  WEEKS she will spend in the hospital recuperating and rebuilding her immune system.

While Christine is in the hospital she does not want visitors.  Please DO NOT come to the hospital unannounced.  Please DO NOT send any plants, flowers or food.  
Although these things are greatly appreciated, due to her immune system being compromised, they can't be in the room.    After discharge from the hospital she will be living with me in Westport for awhile.  After a couple of weeks after being home, when we get the okay from her doctor, we will welcome masked visitors.  

I'll do my best to keep you informed as we go.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement...especially your prayers.

Thank you so much for visiting.   Best, Kathleen

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