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Sep 25, 2019 · I am a cancer survivor in Cancer

I am a grateful 4year survivor of Stage 1A breast cancer, and I am
extremely grateful for that. For the past several months my husband and I
have become rotating full time caregivers for our son who is battling Cmml
Leukemia at Mayo. I really feel down and lonely at times since I am away
from family and friends. It's so easy to forget about taking care of me.

Judi Maddock

Jul 17, 2019 · Bone marrow transplants for CMML in Caregivers

Yes . He had some kidney and peri carditis issues and was hospitalized for a couple of weeks. The kidneys have improved, hos peri carditis chest pain continues, and he has grown strong enough to move to the GOL Transplant House in Rochester. He will have round 2 of chemo next week. We're hoping for smoother sailing.

Jul 17, 2019 · Bone marrow transplants for CMML in Caregivers

Thanks for that.

Jul 17, 2019 · Bone marrow transplants for CMML in Caregivers

He is going to have an allogenic transplant.

Jul 17, 2019 · Bone marrow transplants for CMML in Caregivers

Thank you for your hopeful reply. My son's chemo has started, and in fact round 2 starts next Thurs. We are lucky to have a room at the GOL Transplant House. It is amazing and has given us the gift of hope again.

May 18, 2019 · Bone marrow transplants for CMML in Caregivers

My son at 39 was just diagnosed with CMML and will be coming to Mayo for 4 months to prepare for and receive it. His dad and I will be his caregivers at the Hope House while he is there. Who had been through this?

Apr 11, 2019 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Hi Teresa. I had bilateral tkrs 5 months ago next week. It really has gone well. I went in slightly naive as well, but my optimism and determination pulled me through. Sounds like you are all set. I felt
anxious as my surgery came closer too. It didn't help that people continually told me how brave and courageous I was. 🤔 It makes you wonder if you made the right plan at times. But for me it went well, and I am so GLAD and thankful I chose this route. I tended to think of my surgical knees as one instead of two separate surgeries. Each knee reacts a little differently. I am back to swimming and weight class 5 times a week. My walking is fluid and pain free. Get ready to work hard afterwards. It will be your full time job. You go, girl! Good luck.

Mar 28, 2019 · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

I feel like I was exactly where you are now. It's been nearly 4 years on Arimadex and no recurrence. I pushed through and stayed on the drug religiously. I forced myself to continue weight class and swim aerobics, figuring I couldn't hurt anymore than I already did. I think my body has quit fighting it, and the pain is gone. My advice is to stay with it. If got better for me, hopefully it will for you too. I love my pain free life again and treasure every day at 71!