Thanks to everyone who has been sending me positive energy toward healing my asthma and leukemia. Many of you know that I nearly died on the CT SCAN table at the end of January. I was brought back to life with the aid of a breathing machine for 5 days of complete stillness.
I’m very happy to be home from the hospital now, and I try to stay positive and see the silver linings, but to be honest, I feel extremely sad about how much my life has changed in the past 17 months. In my last chemo cycle, I lost all my muscle while on bed rest (30 pounds total — so I struggle to even walk up stairs without help). I miss being with groups of people, at gatherings and going to dances. Well – enough whining…
For the leukemia, I have decided to do the last thing that western medicine has to offer me — a donor lymphocyte infusion. This is an infusion of more cells from my donor Mr. International. In 10-20% of people with recurrent leukemia, this cures the disease- I plan to be one of those lucky people and am focusing my energy to harmonize with Mr. International’s cells, so that his cells and immune system (in my body) will have the strength to rid the leukemia forever (and forgo any harm to me which can be a side effect.) We don’t yet have a date for the procedure but it should be within the month.
Thank you to everyone for your healing love and light, and your positive vibrations. While this continues to be the hugest struggle of my life – there are still positive aspects – especially the love I feel from everyone. Special thanks and immense gratitude to my most amazing, loving and dedicated husband Andy Peri.