In October, I went to the doctor assuming that I had an allergic reaction to a laundry detergent. After many blood tests, I received a phone call that the doctors suspected I had a form of leukemia and was admitted to KU Medical Center for further testing. A few days later, I was diagnosed with Myleodysplastic Syndrome and discharged. November and December brought two rounds of light chemotherapy while January brought a two week hospital stay due to pneumonia. Now that I've recovered, I'll be starting the bone marrow transplant process with our son Jackson as my donor. The process will start with a week of chemo/radiation, followed by the transplant and a hospital stay of at least 30 days while I rebuild my immune system to a level where I can safely come home. Once released, I will be homebound for approximately 60 days while my immune system gets even stronger. It will be a long haul but I'm ready!