Coralyn Sedlacek

First post: Sep 23, 2016 Latest post: Nov 24, 2016
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My life changed a few days ago.  Starting from the beginning: June 2nd, 2016, I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with diverticulitis.  Labs were not good but I did have the infection, so it wasn't out of the ordinary.  A few weeks later I went back for a follow up.  I was told to see my primary doc in 4-6 weeks.  My appointment was September 13th.  I had more labs drawn, and they still weren't good.  She set me up with a Bone Marrow biopsy for September 19th.  

I received a call at noon on Tuesday the 20th with a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. There was a room waiting for me at Regions Hospital in St. Paul that very day.  I was told to get there as soon as possible, so I sent Dwight a text of the diagnosis.  He came home from work and off to Regions we went.  The routine of doctors, blood work, and nurses started right away.  I was in the room, but not really there.  I heard it all well, but was not able to process a lot.  Jeff and Mande came to help us understand, and Dan came to support me as well.  I could not eat or sleep that night.

Wednesday I had a lot of support of family and friends.  What a blessing that is.  The big C and chemo was something that seemed unreal.  Chemo started and I started thinking about all of the stories I have heard about it.  Needless to say, I was very apprehensive and still could not eat, but I did sleep.

Today is Thursday,  my third day, but it seems like weeks already.  My appetite is back!  It has been a good day.  I have started my 2nd day of chemo and no nausea yet, YAY!

I will be here for about 1 month, I am quarantined to keep any chance of illness/infection away.  My room has a big window that looks over the city of St. Paul.  What a blessing, no brick wall or parking lot view.  The grandkids think my room needs a makeover, so that is what we will do next.  I'll have to upload some pictures of it soon.

In these few days here I have seen many blessings.  One day at a time.  I've loved all of the prayers, family and friends, notes and visits.  I will leave the rest in the Lord's hands.  

**side note from daughter-in-law, Gina, she is welcoming visitors, but would like to make the visits work well in her day, so please call or text her to schedule them in advance :)  651-303-2743.

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