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Our journey through Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L.) which is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. It occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA.

Follow us while Kate battles cancer at the age of 35 years old and what experiences she encounters as well as learn what helps and what doesn't.  We will do our best to keep the blog up to date to help others going through this disease with the thought of helping others in such a troubled time.

Please comment on your experiences if similar and offer what worked for you since this is our first time and we know not everyone has the same experiences.

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Mattress Upgrade

We tried so many mattresses.  Donating our old mattress that isn't worn out to someone who needs it. Donation Centers: (Salvation Army) - www.satruck.org (Goodwill) - http://www.goodwill.org/ (Donation Town) - http://www.donationtown.org/donation-pick-up.html (Habitat for Humanity) - http://www.habitat.org/restores (Bye Bye Mattress Recycling) - www.byebyemattress.com  

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Bone Marrow Transplant

So Kate received a phone call from her onacologist Dr. Yang mentioning that her Bone Marrow Biopsy and MRD test have come back negative so not finding any sign of cancer but he is still concerned why Kate's body isn't healing.  Her platelets are not increasing as they should which is making it difficult to continue the necessary aggressive treatment keeping the cancer dead and gone.  He has requested Kate talk to a bone marrow transplant representative to discuss options. Obviously this has

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Hip Surgery

Of course fighting cancer isn’t enough that we have to throw a fractured hip into the mix. Today Kate will receive a femeral neck system which looks like below We arrived at the hospital at 9am and had to do the typical check in stuff and Kates favorite having to put on a gown that appears made for a much larger person. Talked to Nurse Karen which is the liaison between hospital and patient groupie like me. Kate surgery starts at 11am and goes to anywhere between 12:30 and

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Fall down and go Boom

Friday (10/16/2020) Kate fell down and landed on her side, actually more specifically her hip and serious pain.  Now we didn't hear any noise besides of the fall itself so we don't believe she broke her hip but could of fractured it but then we don't believe heat (like the heating bad) would help and it does.  So we believe she has just bruised tendons, muscle and after a week she should be good to go but we'll see.  I tried to convince her to go the emergency room because the faces she was maki

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