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

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  • Day -18 + Day -17

    Bill woke up on Saturday still sick, and seemed to be getting worse. I have a compromised immune system so I made him go to urgent care so he could get some antibiotics and get it dealt with. I’ve been sleeping on the couch since I came home because I…

  • Day -19

    I got home from Toronto last night, and today was a thoroughly relaxing day. We got up early, and bill took me to St. Annes spa for the day. It was such a nice escape. We both got a massage and foot treatment, and spent the day just relaxing in…

  • Day -20

    I had an appointment this morning with an oncology psychiatric resident, which I opted to introduce as part of my treatments in September. As part of a teaching hospital I often end up with students, fellows and residents performing under the supervision of an acting physician, which I think is…

  • Day -21

    Today was another really low key day. I’m having a lot of residual pain from the tooth extraction on Monday and It’s been waking me up at night every couple of hours. Rotating through Tylenol and Advil but and getting some relief, but man it’s unpleasant. I’m still beat from…

  • Day -22

    Today was just low key. I had nothing going on today so I could finally rest. The last few days have been really busy and overwhelming and I’m still in a bit of pain from the bone marrow biopsy and extraction yesterday. My friend Alannah came to visit me at…

  • Day -23

    Appointments: Pulmonary Function Test, Blood Work, ECG, Dental Extraction, Bone Marrow Biopsy. Today was pretty crazy. Was up early to be at a pulmonary function test where they see how my lungs work before the transplant. Because my care is part of the University Health Network of hospitals, a lot…

  • Day -24

    Today was so crazy, I don’t think I could have fit it all in one post, so I had to split it into a few which I will link to throughout! I woke up today and finished up my last day at the Pink Pearl retreat which was so amazing…

  • Day -25

    Today was the best day in a really long time. It started earlier than I wanted to, because I couldn’t really sleep that well again last night, but Sarah, my room mate at the retreat woke me up to see if I wanted to go to the first session of…

  • Day -26

    Appointments: CT, 2DEcho, Dental Exam Today started out a bit hard but ended off wonderfully. Last night I spent the first night in the ‘temporary home’ my husband and I had to rent in Toronto, since we live too far away to be within a safe distance if something goes…