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Oct 30, 2017 Latest post:
Oct 30, 2017
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Never Underestimate the Power of a Tooth Extraction...On Friday, October 20th, Gina visited her doctor after having dealt with many aftereffects following a Tooth Extraction (due to a Tooth Fracture) on September 26th. The effects included dry socket, an unusual amount of pain, fatigue, and body bruising. Gina was concerned that these symptoms may have been due to taking ibuprofen over an extended period of time. The doctor gave her an antibiotic to assist with a kidney infection and sent her to the lab for blood work. They would call if anything unusual was shown in the blood work. That evening she received a phone call from the doctor's office with specific instructions...you need to get to the ER immediately. Her blood work showed extremely low white blood count, hemoglobin, and platelets. Within 24 hours, she would be transported to the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis with a diagnosis of APML - Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (more easily and famously known as the Chuck Pagano Leukemia). Please follow the journal stories below for the timeline and additional information.