Hi! I'm Cadence

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

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  • What’s Your Ripple?

    I see a lot of discussion on Covid lately, and I just want to take a moment to allow you to see a different perspective of it. A lot of the focus is on covid itself, and how serious the virus is versus how seriously we should be thinking about…

  • Let’s Talk/ I Knew You Could

    OK- This is an unorthodox “Bell Let’s Talk” mental health day smorgasbord of which 90% is a children’s book. Don’t be afraid. Read on. It has admittedly been a couple rough weeks. The damage to my kidneys is severe and not reversible- approximately 90% of it is scarred. My clinic…

  • Day +636

    I have been home from rehab for just over two months and I’m generally doing ‘well’ and am happy with the slow but steady progress I am making.  I recently had several neurological tests done to determine the cause and severity of the ‘neuropathy’ that I was experiencing in my…

  • Day +592

    It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, but a lot of stuff has happened and I’ve truly been in the hardest, darkest stretch of recovery. I just couldn’t do it. This is a long one, but it’s been a long three months and my hands wouldn’t agree with me…

  • Day +498- One in a million

    In my last blog I talked a lot about this recurrent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection that I’ve been having endless problems with. At the end of July I was hospitalized to manage the complications that the drug Foscarnet, which we were using to treat the CMV had been causing. It’s very…

  • Day +467

    I’ve talked a lot about the light at the end of the tunnel; how far away it seems sometimes. Like a finish line just out of reach, or a constantly moving target, the end never seems to truly be in sight. This time it feels the light turned out to…

  • Day +420

    It’s been almost six months since I wrote an update last and I figured it was finally time. Like many months before this, I’ve let week after week go by waiting for some kind of huge breakthrough to happen. To get close enough to the edge of this land of limbo…