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Sept 15, 2008

Well all done with chemo now. So just go every three months to get my blood checked. Now I just have to stop smoking.

June 25, 2008

Well went to the doctor today and have to have one more C T scan and if it comes back ok I am done with chemo. I am so happy. Now I just have to make sure I take care of my self so that it dose not come back.

June 2, 2008

Well started chemo again this week and no more got home and they called and no more chemo this week, that is great. My white blood count is 2.4 and it is to low so they stopped chemo for now.

May,21

Well all done with second dose of chemo and still 2 more to go. This last week was a little harder was so tired by Friday could not go to work. Still having a hard time with the smoking thing. Sometimes it is just hard dealing with Jacob, and my dad and working gets a little hard.I have to go to the doctors today so should find out more then. My last blood work they told me my white blood count was low and they seem worried about that, I thought getting it low was what I was trying to do. So when I see the doctor today going to find out.

May 7, 2008

Well this is my second week of chemo and I have one day left this week, going to work after chemo this week, so it was a very long day today. Today was the first day I really felt sick and I am so tired tonight. Sometimes I think that maybe feeling sick means that I might lose my hair. well I have to go to bed really tired.

May 7, 2008

April 29, 2008

What Is Leukemia?

Leukemia is cancer that begins in blood cells. Cancer is a group of many related diseases. All cancers begin in cells, which make up blood and other tissues. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place.

Sometimes this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form when the body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should.

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April 22, 2008

Went to the doctor yesterday and things were ok I quess. My white blood count is still the same 34,000 which is better then it was but still not good.They told me that every chemo treatment I get, could be worst and that I could end up getting sick of losing my hair, which sometimes I feel is the worst part. I am grateful that I am going to be ok but the thought of being without hair is not going to well with me. I have chemo again in two weeks so I will know more then.

Debby

Leukemia

I had my blood checked twice this week on Monday and Thursday and both times it was still good. So that was very good news to hear, they tell me if my hair is going to fall out it will start this Monday so this is going to be a long weekend. I did not get sick on the chemo so maybe the hair will stay. Have received a lot of cards and phone calls form family and friends, long time ones that you have not hear from in a while which is nice to me that they still consider me a friend. I have a lot of friends that have forms of cancer and are either going thru chemo or raidation or are all ready done so lots of support here. The Relay for Life is coming up and going to walk for that. have done it before for my sister who died of cancer and my mom they lite candles for both of them it was a very touching night. Well to bed a go have to work.

Debby

Leukemia

Well done with first week of chemo and so far I don't feel to bad.On Monday my white blood counts was over one million which is very bad and on Thursday after 4 days of chemo it was down to 34 thousand which they tell me is very good. I have to get my blood check every Monday and Thursday for the next three weeks and then start chemo again. I have just have to wait and see if I lose my hair started looking for a wig just in case I need it, really hoping I don't. Well going to try to enjoy this weekend I am off and try not to think bad thoughts. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Debby

Leukemia

Day 2 of Chemo and so far so good. feeling ok so far. Got to talk to some other women today that are also getting chemo and they all seem to say the same thing that you don't start feeling sick until about the 3rd or 4th day so I still have that to look forward to that. they told me I need to pee a lot so I have been drinking a lot of water and visiting the bathroom a lot, have to get all the bad stuff out of me. Well see what happens tomorrow

Leukemia

Well tomorrow is my first day of chemotharphy and I am a little scared. Wonder if I could cancel, ha ha . I have to use my vacation days for this which is not fun, on vacation and sick. Hopefully I won't get that sick. I hope, Everyone and work sign a card for me it was very nice made me cry. My very good friend at work bought me a new outfit to wear for my first chemo and a flower,it was very sweet she is the nicest person in the world. A heart of gold. My sister is going with me tomorrow and I am really glad really don't want to go alone. Well have to get jacob's school clothes ready for tomorrow. Night everyone.

Leukemia

Well this has been a rather a weird week for me had a lot of family members to call and had a lot call me. I wish I didn't have to have the chemo, I dont feel that sick and have a feeling I am going to be.The doctor told me there is some lymph nodes around my spllen so it is best to fight the cancer with the chemo and try to get rid of it.

Rituximab

This is a drug that you get when you have to get chemotherapy. This is a special type of antibody used to treat cancer. This drug is given intravenously. For a few months after receiving this drug, bone marrow depression may occur. This is a decrease in the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. This may increase your risk of infection, fatigue, and bleeding.

Leukemia

I went to the doctors today I do have CLL and I do have to have chemotherapy for 4 days next week to start. I will be taking three different kinds of medication Rituximab,Cyclophosphamide and Fludarabine Phosphate, they are not sure if I am going to lose my hair or not. I have not figured out what I should tell Jacob I wish it was over

Debby

Leukemia

Tomorrow March 31, 2008 I go back to the doctors to find out the results of my Ct scan and to be honest I am a little scared, really hoping it is not that bad. I worked today so the time went ratter quickly hope I can sleep tonight .Well more tomorrow after I get home lets all pray it is good new.

Debby

Another Day

Well still working on the smoking have cheated a few times it is the hardest habit to quit.Sometimes I just wish I could keep smoking without it being a problem, don't we all.Was really hurting yesterday, but feel better today. I still have not told my grandson and not going to untill I find out how much chemo I have to take, I think if my hair starts to fall out I will have to, he has been thru enough don't want him to think I will not be here for him. Me and my baby sister are very close and I feel bad for her our mother died of cancer and I don't want her to have to go thru that again so I have to stay healthy I am trying. Thanks for listening.

Debby

Leukemia Day 8


Was very busy yesterday had to take my grandson to his excerise class had no time to get on here sorry. Well cheated this morning and had a cig kinda hard when my dad is still smoking and I can not get him to quit, but one cig since friday is not to bad.I will not know any more till I have my cat scan so going to do my dishes. More latter

Debby

Well today is friday the 21st and I get my CT scan today have to drink this nasty tasty stuff first , I am not alllowed to eat latter so going to go eat a good breakfast. More latter

Debby

Leukemia Day 7

Well worked today and found out when you do not smoke you have nothing to do on your break. lol Was surprised to find that it was that important to me. Did not yell at anyone yet but still want a cigarette. I have been reading so much more lately about cancer found an this and wanted to share it.

Would it surprise you to know that every person has some amount of
cancerous cells in his or her body? It only makes sense,
for people are regularly being exposed to negative assaults from
physical surroundings, aside from the stress of modern-day life
and the degenerative processes --*• introduced by the typical American diet.
Fortunately, our Creator has given us a built-in, fully integrated defense system,
designed to protect and keep us in peak performance. However, if this God-given
system becomes weak or dysfunctional, our bodies become vulnerable to takeover
by mutant cells—otherwise known as cancer

Leukemia Day 6

I started reading a new book I found at our local good will, buy a lot of books there, it is called Cancer Battle Plan By Anne E. Frahm Six Startegies for beating cancer. About eating the right foods to cure your cancer it is a very interesting book she is dieing from cancer and gets a nutritionist to help her fight the cancer very interesting so far. Well first full day of no ciggarettes have no more food in the house but have not cheated, so far so good. I have not yell at anyone yet either. so I will let you know who I lose my temper on first lol. More latter

Debby

Leukemia Day 5

I worked 1 to 10 today and sometime I think they are wrong because I really dont feel that bad.I seem more tired but that is it. but the big problem for me is tonight I stopped and bought the patch to quit smoking wow because I do have my grandson to raise and his mom walked away I have to be here for him so they have to go. Bought gum, lifesavers,candy, LoL but going to try my hardest so if anyone has quit and has any suggestions would love them. Well thanks for listening.

Debby

Leukemia Day 4

Well went to work like I usually do but I seem to get so tired so quick. And I am always getting headaches.I wish it was time for the ct scan so I could find out more.

Leukemia Day 3

Well it is now day three of my Leukemia and still scared of what they will find on the ct scan.Trying not to say much to my grandson he has it kinda bad not having his mom around do not want him to think I will not be here either. We lost my mom to cancer about 13 years ago and my baby sister(Amy) we are very close and she is not handling this well so trying to keep smiling a lot

Leukemia

Yesterday, March 10, 2008 I found out I have Leukemia. I am 48 years old and not ready for all this I have to see a specialist yet to find out which one I have.I think I just need to vent about it so maybe I will add more as things happen.

Well I went to the UPMC Cancer Center today and found out that normal white blood counts are between 4000 and 10,000 and mine is 132,000 so I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia which sounds worse then it is. I have to have a ct scan to find out how bad my lymph nodes are but they think I only have to have one week of chemo and I will not lose my hair. wow so happy about that lol.So i feel alot better now.I am trying to raise my 10 year old grandson so I really don't have time to be sick. Thanks for listening

Debby