Hi! I'm Cadence

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

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Day Zero (Transplant Day)

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  • 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…

  • Day +39

    It’s been a while since I updated last, because sometimes I really struggle with what to say. Sometimes this journey is such a roller coaster, and I’m not even sure if by the time I post an update it will even be accurate anymore! Sometimes I’m afraid to post because…

  • Day +25

    I was released from the hospital last Tuesday officially, and I’ve been out of the hospital for almost a week now. It’s been nice to get back to a bit of a routine, to start cooking and eating real food, go for some walks and test out what my ‘new…

  • Day +16

    When people initially told me to be prepared for the pot holes ahead, I held fast to my positivity, and wrote them off as naysayers. Everything had gone so well for me so far, that I just had an immense amount of belief it would continue that way. It’s not…

  • Day +15

    *Originally Posted to Facebook Truth: Yesterday my positivity took a break. Everything has gone so well with the transplant so far, and I felt ready for the rest of this marathon. But as I let myself stare into a mirror for more than a second since this began, and saw…

  • Day +12

    I really fell off the map there for a while, and I’m sorry If I scared anyone, but don’t be afraid! It was for very good reason(s). I promise I’m Ok. I’m actually WAY better than OK, but we will get to that in a minute. It was a bit…

  • DAY -2 to Day +3

    Hey Guys, Sorry for falling off the map for a bit. The honeymoon ended rather swiftly, with much nausea, vomiting and fatigue, and pretty much made it impossible to do anything other than sleep in between. The fatigue wasn’t quite what I expected, it reminded me a bit of having…

  • Day -3

    Time is flying by fast and I’m not complaining one bit! I was told the transplant process is much more like a marathon than a race, but I didn’t really understand what they meant for the first few days. Even though these days can hold the potential for a lot…

  • Day -4

    Last night I got my first glimpse of what is to come when the honeymoon phase of Chemo ends. I didn’t ask for drugs early enough to curb my insomnia, which as midnight, turned to 1am, turned to 2am, turned into a massive headache with deadly nausea that felt like…