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What a Difference a Year Makes!

It was one year ago today, on October 17, 2013 when I got a call that changed my life forever. Dr. Lori Kim, an amazing Oncologist from Kaiser Permanente called me at 11:30 AM to let me know that the … 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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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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A little bump in the road

Happy Easter everyone!  It’s another lovely sunny day in Stanford.  Since we’ve been here, day after day has been beautiful and cloudless, one of the things that people love so much about California … unless, that is, you cannot be … Continue reading

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What a difference a week makes!

This is Deb’s Mom again, Mary Lou, and I am happy to say that Deb is improving a little every day.  It’s truly amazing when I think of Deb’s anonymous donor, a 32 year old man from Europe, whose blood-making … Continue reading

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