Mackenzie Powell

First post: Apr 6, 2019 Latest post: Oct 19, 2020
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. 
On March 29, 2019 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Lymphoma. It seemed to come out of nowhere and was disguised by other health factors so we almost missed it except for an unfortunate fall off of a ladder became a great blessing as it helped me make it into the Urgent Care on March 25 where labs were drawn and this journey really began. #LongestWeekOfMyLife
I was admitted to the Hospital on March 26, went in for my first surgery which was a lymph node biopsy and was released on the 27th. Called back into the ER at OHSU on March 29th I received my diagnosis and was admitted to the Hospital on April 1 to begin my Chemo Treatments. For anyone interested, the treatment I am on is Chemo 10403.  I will continue my stay in the hospital for a minimum of a month and will get out in May, followed by 5 months of continued Chemo Treatments, then 1.5-2 years of maintenance treatments and visits near home.