Nov 27, 2017 Latest post:
22 hours ago
In Debbie’s words:
I’m sorry to say I have some sad news regarding my health. I’ve been diagnosed with AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia).
My diagnosis is recent and things are moving very fast. I begin my first week long round of intensive inpatient chemo therapy at University of Washington Medical Center this week. Then, if able, I’ll be back home for three weeks to try to build strength to go back and do the same again. During this in-between time, Dave will be driving me back and forth to Seattle potentially daily for monitoring, various injections, blood tests and checkups. After these two chemo therapy sessions, we will take three months or so and hope my cancer goes into remission. If it does, I will proceed to a stem cell transplant. I’ve been warned my cocktail is a strong and nasty one.
Some of the best doctors for this disease are here for me at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. I am surrounded with so much love and medical expertise, it’s almost unbelievable. We’ve met my doctor and trust he really knows all about this!
Please keep Dave, Heather, Jayme and me in your prayers, especially during these next few difficult months. We have powerful weapons to fight this disease and are confident in the love of God and the skill of my doctors.
Thanks to each of you for your caring, friendship, encouragement and prayers. I’m determined to beat this and I am certain and grateful I’m not alone! Blessings and thanks to each of you.