Claire | CaringBridge

Claire’s Story
My life has taken a surreal turn.  I have been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  The good news is it's curable, but the treatment is very aggressive.  I have started a rotation of one week in the hospital followed by two weeks home to continue for a projected six months.  I appreciate all the support from friends, colleagues, and family and want everyone to know I'm in good spirits.  I am looking at cancer as an unexpected tutor, teaching me deep, powerful lessons.

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Journal entry by claire Jackoway

I have been reflecting on the events of the last year and just realized that I have certain anniversaries coming up. On May 24th, 2017, my doctor officially referred me to a Hematologist based on the results of my blood work. The firsts go on from there. Don't worry I won't create a post for every anniversary. I do want to list them here to give proper respect to where I was a year ago and credit for where I am now. My lists of anniversaries are:

5/26 - First appointment with the Hematologist
6/6 - First Bone Marrow Biopsy (BTW I fell and broke my arm in 2 places that day)
6/9 - Definitive diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
6/12 - First Hospitalization for chemotherapy
7/14 - First blood transfusion
7/24 - First complication causing additional hospitalization

I got all my "firsts" out of the way quickly! I became a expert pretty quickly. 
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