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!


  • At 2:40 PM, Blogger Heidi said…

    So glad to hear your good news! Thanks for keeping us updated. That Pred can be a pain but like you said, a necessary evil. Ah well. If that's the trade-off, we'll take it!!

  • At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am glad to hear that you are doing so well. I haven't had a chance to take to you, but I have been enjoying my Saturdays with Marcie. ~~Love, Sharon

  • At 10:18 PM, Blogger Brad said…

    Hi Cindy and Kyle -

    Thanks for sharing the great news! You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and you are winning the battle.

    We look forward to seeing your new home the next time we get back to Sandusky. We drove by a couple months ago and it looks beautiful. Can't wait to see the inside and spend some time with you guys.

    Take care,


  • At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    THANK GOD FOR THE GOOD NEWS. Our prayers are being answered. It must be such a relief to get the good report. We will continue to pray for you. Can't stop now.

  • At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wonderful news, Cindy. So happy to hear you are still doing great. You remain an inspiration to us all. Keep enjoying your "new" life. We love you!

  • At 1:51 PM, Blogger kelly blimka said…

    What GREAT news! Your strength and courage has proven what an incredible person you truly are.
    I am blessed to call you my friend.
    xoxo -kelly

  • At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Jude and Shelly said…

    Yeah Cindy. So glad to hear your wonderful news. You amaze us everyday with your strength and determination. You make an out law proud. Stay strong. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jude and Shelly


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