Heidi Hastings Heidi Hastings

First post: Aug 12, 2019 Latest post: Aug 20, 2019
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Point blank....life is not fair. I’m not sure who ever said it was in the first place or why anyone would ever make that assumption. My normal yearly physical my blood work recently came back all out of wack although I had no symptoms and felt great. After a lot of testing it was confirmed that I have a rare form of extremely aggressive cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia. I was directly hospitalized (turned my car around while driving to work) and started on three different types of intense chemotherapy drugs along with a bunch of other medications to make the experience more bearable and stop other undesirable things from happening. Most likely the plan is continue this for possible another week or two and then maybe be transferred to Karmonos Institute downtown. Stem cell transplant and bone marrow transplants are in talks with my amazing oncologist team. I ask for prayers, positive vibes, and anything else you have for myself, my incredible husband and my daughter who is my world and will most likely need a ton of support. The outlook isn’t the best but I am fortunate to have amazing friends and family and a great base of support. I am talking this diagnosis on full force and following everything they tell me to do including trying to keep my weight up so I can fight that much stronger. I’m not ready to leave this amazing world yet or my family so I intend to fight all the way to the end. Can’t promise there wouldn’t be a lot of tears and pain along the way. My main fear is leaving my husband and daughter which mean the absolute world to me. The meaning of this post is not to make anyone sad or ask for sympathy but just to keep my loved ones informed of the difficult road that lies ahead for me and my family. Miracles do happen and I hope so, so badly that I am one of them. ❤️

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