I passed by this hospital many times, never wondering who was behind the shaded windows and yet, suddenly I find I have crawled up into the window box of one of those very windows to watch the sun set over Portland. Two days ago I was at my dentist in Hillsboro when I got one call after another and it was my primary physician telling me my CBC numbers were bad, to stay calm but get in the car and drive straight to the emergency room, they were waiting for me and would admit me right away. Huh? I picked Kelsie up and we sped over to Clackamas. Admitted I was and after more blood tests and a bone marrow test I was informed I have Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Me? So healthy? I needed to start treatment immediately. No time for second opinions unless I was willing to drop further into the abyss at a very rapid rate. Today I began an aggressive chemotherapy session that will last 30 days. Kelsie went home and arranged for dog and house care then returned to the hospital to stay with me for the next 30 days. Family and friends have already been surrounding us with whatever assistance we need and a whole lotta love. As soon as the chemo started flowing into my veins, I became certain I am on the road to recovery. I will continue updating 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.