My biopsy tomorrow

Tomorrow morning I have another bone marrow biopsy. This will look at my marrow and stem cells for cancer cells. I’m scared each time but mentally feel better today then I did a few days ago. I’ll also have my hubby and my sister Lisa Hernandez Scarbrough both there to […]

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Update August 30

My latest Leukemia treatment update & why Friday’s doctor appointment left me in tears I have been home from the hospital for 2 weeks now and it has been amazing to be home with Cesar, Gabriel and my mom too. Last week as a waited for my blood counts to […]

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Wooo hooo!! I’m home — Gabriel is back home in my arms… Sleeping on my chest… So happy! My mom admitted to me that the other night when I was gone he was very upset, confused and angry. He doesn’t understand why I disappear from his world sometimes. It breaks my […]

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Counts in reverse

Counts in reverse

I planned for this trip to Johns Hopkins to be a short trip and I hope it stays that way. However, my nurse just woke me up with my latest lab test results and some of my red and white counts are going the wrong direction. Platelets are up. At […]

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A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

Good news! My white blood cells and platelets went up. Not a huge jump but they did go up. Only issue is my red blood cells were 30 when I left the hospital eight days ago and remain at 30. My doctor wants to see how well I do on […]

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The Trouble with Bone Marrow Transplants

The Trouble with Bone Marrow Transplants

​Question: Why are there so few minority donors for the bone marrow donor list? My heart sank when I was told “if you need a transplant there are slim pickings because you are of mixed race. The majority of donors are white.”  So, if you know me at all, you […]

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