Cindy Lou

Journal to share my thoughts and daily events with friends and family
in my journey through Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cleveland Clinic

Hi everyone,
I know I haven't posted for a while, but I have been working a lot because we have not sold our old house, and now we have 2 house payments. Hopefully, with Spring will come a buyer! Consequently, because I have been working a lot, when I am home all I want to do is sleep it seems. I was a little worried to go to see my oncologist in Cleveland, because some times that can be a sign that the leukemia is coming back. Yesterday was my day at the clinic and I am sooo very happy to report that my counts were all good and Dr Kalaycio is decreasing my prednisone (finally) and I will be off of it by summer, if I do not have any flare ups of graft vs host. I did get some bad news recently that I had developed cataracts from the prednisone and I will probably have to have surgery some time this year to remove them, it is one of the side effects of long term steroid use.
At least it is fixable, and hey I am still here enjoying life! I know the prednisone is a necessary evil for me to be able to live, so I think I have been handling all the side effects pretty well. I continue to wake up every morning and thank God for one more day. Each day is a bonus and I am going to enjoy each and every one. Thank you everyone for your continued support. It means more than you will ever know!