Monday, October 25, 2010

Complete Remission!

The results of the bone marrow test came back today and showed "no evidence of previously diagnosed Leukemia". This is the best news. This proves the transplant was successful. It was pretty emotional for me because for 10 months there has always be some very small % show when they did that test. There will be 3 more bone marrow test over the next 60 days to check and make sure it is still working. I still have lot of recovery and other issues to work out over the next 2 months. I tested positive for Graft vs. Host Desease (GVHD). It's mainly rashes on my hands and arms. My hands are swollen and with lots of bumps making it difficult and painful to do simple tasks like opening a bottle of water. They started me on Steroids to clear this up. They said some GVHD is good because it helps fight off any possible residual desease.

Thank you very much to everyone. I am overwhelmed with the amount of support from so many family and friends. I feel incredible loved by so many.



  1. Yeah! It's such good news to hear that! Great to hear that positive energy! Looking forward to taking you to dinner and meeting your son!
    Love, Bob Sprouse & Janet

  2. So happy for you! I can only imagine what a rough year this has been for you and your family. Hopefully it will soon be a thing of the past. Thank you for so faithfully sharing your experience with all of us. Eleanor