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I was diagnosed with Mylodisplastic syndrome (MDS) in February of 2015. I did 15 rounds of chemotherapy but it stopped working so I am now on a different drug as of Monday Dec. 11, 2017, the doctor gives it a 20% chance of working. I am also waiting to get into a experimental study at the Mayo Clinic, but have not heard any thing from them as yet. At a test at Mayo it showed that blasts (whatever that is) was at 13, at 20 it turns into Leukemia which would mean only a short time until death. My doctor give me a ball park of about 14 months from now until I check out for good. I do not feel sorry for myself but look at it as knowing how one is to die, so I can do it peacefully and hopefully on my own terms. My doctor said that it is harder on my family then on me. For that I am sorry.