Angels among us

Angels among us

In awe daily with the kindness of friends and also strangers who have helped. Please support Sunset Hills Automotive if you live in Virginia. They met us early this year when I first started my battle with Leukemia and Cesar’s car was being repaired. Today my car needed $2100 worth […]

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Still waiting

Still waiting

Thanks for all the calls and texts today. There is always a curve ball and so much unknown every time I go to an appointment at Johns Hopkins. Still NO stem cell results yet. They should call me by tonight or early tomorrow with the results but now there are […]

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Back to JH

Back to JH

Good Tuesday morning. Headed back to Johns Hopkins this morning in tears over pending test results and also feeling so incredibly blessed by the great neighbors we have just a door or 2 away. Thanks to them Cesar is able to go with me for my stem cell test results. […]

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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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