Hi! I'm Cadence

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on February 12, 2018. This is my story.

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  • Day 243

    Man a lot can happen in a year. This time last year I was preparing for a transplant. Filling out forms, trying to find a donor and wondering if I would make it to another Christmas. Now here I am, cancer free, feeling extraordinarily lucky and grateful to be on…

  • Day 183- Halfway Point

    It’s officially been six months since I had my Bone marrow transplant and time feels like it has somehow simultaneously flown by at warp speed, and stretched on endlessly. This is the halfway point to my next post-transplant milestone, which is to make it to the one year mark. After…

  • Day +145

    I sit down in the cheap wire chair which is about as uncomfortable as I currently feel inside. I wish I was anywhere other than here right now; that I could have just navigated all these complications on my own. I wish everything just felt easier. Most especially I wish…

  • Day 100!

    Today is a big milestone for me! It’s day 100! ?? After transplant, this is one of the first and most important goals to reach on your road to recovery. After day 100, it’s year one, and then year two. If you can make it to year two without relapse,…

  • Day +76

    Ok, it’s time for an update. I tried to do one last week, but my iPad froze and erased a massive post I had poured my heart into and so I ended up rage-eating half a sleeve of saltine crackers and just going to bed instead. It’s been a bit…

  • Delayed Reaction

    Today I decided to go out for a walk in the sun. I usually go at night so I don’t have to worry about covering up, wearing sunscreen and hats. As a former ‘sun-baby’, I found it hard to stomach all these new precautions, so I just avoided it all…

  • Day +61

    *Originally Posted on Facebook What a weekend! This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the The Canadian CML Network‘s annual conference which was so well put together (as always) and it was so nice to catch up with all my fellow CML-ers, who have truly been a HUGE source of…

  • An open letter to my husband

    We got married three years ago today and stood across from each other (On literally the hottest freaking day of the year in the blazing sun). I cried my eyes out, and you claimed your eyes were just ‘sweating’, and we all laughed and then recited our vows. In sickness…

  • Day +54

    I know I said I would blog more often but the last ten days were such a rapid roller coaster, I was afraid by the time I blogged about it, what was/would be happening with my treatment and recovery would have already changed (because it changed on a dime like..…

  • Day +45

    It’s been another eventful week, but I’m happy to say that I am at least finding my stride and have found myself feeling a lot more positive and uplifted this week. I’ve been working hard on finding gratitude in the small moments of every day, and feeding off the positive…