Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Ups and Downs of Recovery

Sunday morning, May 25, Deb woke up with a queasy stomach.  She didn’t have much appetite and couldn’t finish her breakfast, which is usually a fairly substantial meal for her.  Andy was here, and they had planned to go to … Continue reading

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A Special Birthday with my Girls and a Successful Benefit for Deb

This is Mary Lou again – Deb has been posting such great blogs that I was able to take a break from writing for a while.  Thank you, Deb, for your lovely tribute to me for Mother’s Day.  I am … Continue reading

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BENEFIT TO HELP DEB HUBSMITH HEAL FROM LEUKEMIA FRIDAY, MAY 16, 8 pm – 2 am 15 Bands, 3 Venues, one price of $20: DOWNTOWN FAIRFAX

Dear Friends, Being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last fall was a huge shock. I never thought I’d get cancer. But there I was, on October 17, facing down a serious blood cancer diagnosis. Soon, the reality set in that … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day, And A Big Thanks to My Amazing Mom!

Sunday, May 11, 2014 is Mother’s Day and people all over the world will be honoring their Moms — the amazing beings who brought them into this world, a miracle in itself. This year I want to draw special attention … Continue reading

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Half Way to 100 Days!

In the world of bone marrow transplants (BMT), everything is measured in terms of how many days have passed since my “new birthday,” the day I received the life-saving stem cells from my anonymous donor who we affectionately call “Mr. … Continue reading

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How My Life Was Saved – Nine Times

It’s been 46 days since my bone marrow transplant at Stanford Hospital, a procedure that has saved my life.  As I’ve reflected further on my journey to heal from acute myeloid leukemia over the past seven months, it’s become clear … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Fear

I show this bald photo of me now as a way of releasing fear.  I was so afraid when I was diagnosed with leukemia — Afraid of losing my hair, halting my career, chemo, and especially afraid of dying.  Fear … Continue reading

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