Janine Hewitt | CaringBridge

Janine Hewitt

Latest post: 8/28/2016
I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in December, 2011. I went through 6 months of chemotherapy regimen and sustained a remission for over a year. Sadly, I relapsed in September, 2013. I will be fighting for my life once again and would like to ask everyone I know to please pray for me even if they don't normally pray or consider themselves religious. Please pray in Jesus name. I am getting ready for more dangerous chemo treatment which will hopefully put me into remission and then a bone marrow transplant.

Update: I had the bone marrow transplant on November 26, 2013. It is the hardest thing I've ever done but I am remaining optimistic that it is going to cure me once and for all. I understand there are no promises, however with God on my side I know I can't lose no matter what. I am "grafted" with my brothers cells and Moffitt staff says I'm doing well. I get my blood tested regularly and will be on many medications for awhile.

In late 2014 and 2015, I've been struggling with Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) of the liver. It is important to keep it under control as it could become serious. This causes my liver enzymes to be elevated and inflammation in my body. GVHD can happen in other parts of the body as well but for some reason the liver is a pretty common place. They treat it with steroids and increased immunosuppressants.

I just celebrated my two year "re- birthday" which is a pretty big milestone. I'm hoping and praying to be able to clear five years which seems to be what they look for.

Please free to share this blog with anyone you know that might pray for me. I believe in the power of prayer and a powerful God. Also please know that if you leave me a message in the guestbook I read every single one even though I can't respond back personally to each one. Thank you.

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