Roy’s Story

Site created on March 7, 2019

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Roy has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on 3/1/2019. This website will tell the story of our journey “to kill the tiger” as our local doctor described it to us. Thanks for walking along with us as take this safari.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Sarah Biggs

Week 1 is in the books! It was a tough one as advertised. But it also had its blessings. No fever, no hospital & beautiful snow!😊

Roy had both chemo for 7 days and felt lousy & weak. He is 3 years older than when we did round 1. And his body has been impacted by the 2 years of the initial regimen. So it’s truly par for the course, but this is a tough course.

We stayed at the Hyatt Place for 3 nights due to the inclement weather. It was a sweet oasis.  We even got the only covered parking place that wasn’t for the handicapped! God smiles on us in many ways.

We are blessed with such kind neighbors at our new home. Thanks, Kit & Greg, for taking care of things while we were gone. That gave us peace of mind. The snow at home was just beautiful! Much better than the ice that took our power out for 48 hours the week before! 

Roy did not need a blood transfusion this week which seems miraculous to me! His blood counts are dipping which is what chemo is supposed to do to kill the leukemic cells. He will hit his low point between Days 10-14, which start on Saturday. 

We will go to UNC on Saturday for blood check & Wednesday for doctor to do assessment for the next 2 weeks. Then on 2/9 he will get a bone marrow biopsy. That is the only way to determine the effect of his treatment. We see the doctor on 2/14 to get the results. Hopefully he will be in remission at that time!!🙏🏻♥️ The results will determine the next steps for treatment.

Please pray for us to stay strong & hopeful. Attitude affects outcome. May our Lord Jesus be seen in our walk down this path. He is with us & that makes all the difference. Our thanks for your support, love & prayers.😘
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