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Here Comes 2016

DAY +1329 Here it is, almost the end of 2015.  Another year of incredible wellness.  I continue to get checkups every three months.  The frequency of these checkups is due to receiving a haplo-allogenic (half match) bone marrow transplant in … Continue reading

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Three and a half years!

DAY +1250    Kathy’s Update It’s been quite a long while since I’ve updated this blog, but the old adage “no news is good news” applies here.  I can hardly believe that it will soon be three and a half … Continue reading

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Two Years Out! From Patient to Survivor

The journey these past two years has been long and challenging at times, but it has been a lot easier with all of you coming along with me. On May 10th, we had a party at our house in celebration … Continue reading

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Revelations – Not Resolutions – Day Plus 605

Wrote this on New Year’s, just posting it now. As the year 2013 is coming to a close, I have been reflecting on what an incredible year it has been. I stopped making New Years resolutions a while ago, because … Continue reading

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Day Plus 450-A message from Kathy

It’s been a while since I updated this blog, and for anyone who occasionally checks, I’m doing very well.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been sixteen months since the bone marrow transplant.  A lot of water under the bridge, … Continue reading

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T+307: 100% Donor!

A message from Kathy: Hi Everyone, It’s been a while since I updated, so here goes. The past three months have been the best months for me since the transplant. Can you believe it has been ten months?? I have … Continue reading

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T+175: Some Bumps in the Road–a Message from Kathy

Hi Everybody, Some of you may know that I have had a rough few weeks, a lot of good days but more increasingly bad days.  It involved a lot of eating, tasting and GI issues, without going into all the … Continue reading

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T+66: Rejoice Evermore!

One year ago Mom, Dad and I sat down in Dr. Smith’s office and heard the most frightening news any family can hear.  The world was suddenly a grim and unfamiliar place and we began to live in a state … Continue reading

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T+49: Week 1 of Outpatient and the Counts Keep Rising!

Mom’s white counts yesterday were 2,660!  The normal white count range begins at 4000–the counts are nearly doubling every day at this point.  They can slow, and they can go down, but at the moment, things with that are good. … Continue reading

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T+43: Released! to the Hackerman-Palz Family Pavillion

51 LONG days after entering Johns Hopkins, my Mom has been released to IPOP (outpatient care).  For at least the next two weeks she has to be at the IPOP clinic daily, so they are staying at the Hackerman house, … Continue reading

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