Tag Archives: graft vs host disease

Donor Infusion

Andy and I and Deb’s friend Christopher went with Deb today to Stanford, where she received her donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI) as an outpatient.  The lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, were collected from Deb’s original donor, Mr. International, … Continue reading

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Riding the Waves

Deb has been out of the hospital for a month now, and I know an update is long overdue.  Deb was extremely weak when she came home, and is still struggling to do basic things like walk up stairs alone.  … Continue reading

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Mask Free Dances and More!

On July 17, I had an awesome visit with my Stanford bone marrow transplant doctor, Dr. Robert Lowsky.  The date of the appointment was exactly nine months since I was diagnosed with leukemia; now the cancer is gone and the … Continue reading

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Life After Day +100

June 27, 2014 was the magic mark of 100 days after my bone marrow transplant! This means that I made it through the most difficult phase of healing from leukemia, but my doctor keeps reminding me to take it easy … Continue reading

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Going Home Soon!

Good news! The plan is that I’m moving home soon! I left Marin on March 9 to come to Stanford Hospital to have my bone marrow transplant (BMT) and to be cured of AML forever. I was discharged on April … Continue reading

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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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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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