Jul 22, 2021 Latest post:
Mar 17, 2022
Many of you have heard that my health has been suffering. This is my story.
Earlier this year when I was still in Arizona, my health took a turn. When I returned home in mid-April, my doctors began running tests. At first they thought I had Crohn's disease, but my blood counts were very low. After some time and many tests, they finally did a bone marrow biopsy, and on Memorial Day Weekend I found out I have Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). If I could pick from a list of all the leukemia cancers, AML would not be the one I would pick. My case of AML is further complicated by chromosomal abnormalities and genetic mutations. This means that this already difficult to treat cancer has become even more difficult.
I began my chemotherapy treatment on Monday June 28th. Even before I began chemo treatment, I had several blood transfusions and platelet infusions; these will continue throughout my treatment journey as my blood will continue to deteriorate.
Currently, I am being treated by UW Carbone Cancer Center, but I am receiving my treatments in Janesville. I am anticipating a consult with MD Anderson in Houston in the near future. The goal of my current treatment is to get me cancer free in order to receive a bone marrow transplant. Getting there and having a successful transplant will be a difficult journey and process. I am staying positive and am very grateful to have so many prayer warriors in this journey with me.