National Cancer Survivors Day 2021

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. It’s not because I haven’t been active on social media. I’ve been very active on Facebook and Instagram but I’ve done a poor job of posting updates here as well. I vow to be better!! ….

195279425_10226045122742535_6345574053335448850_nA few last words on this year’s National Cancer Survivors Day … In short, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my sustained survivorship. As many of you know, my leukemia is chronic and incurable. Our goal is to constantly maintain and manage the disease with the hope of beating it into submission and keeping me in remission. To date that has required 54 rounds of IV chemo, countless rounds of steroid therapy, and an oral targeted therapy treatment drug. “Surviving” is a present tense exercise for me. Every day I manage my leukemia, remain diligent with my drug therapies, and control what I can to keep my blood work and lymph nodes in check.

To everyone who has supported me along the way, thank you. To every doctor, nurse, receptionist, and scheduler who works tirelessly to put people like me first, thank you. And to my primary oncologist whose name I won’t mention but who has been my #1 go to for all 15 years of my disease, THANK YOU for all you’ve done and for putting up with my relentless questions and challenges.

In closing, please be kind. Everyone you meet is facing their own challenges. Support them. #survivor #cancer #thankyou #remission #cancersucks #bloodcancer #cll #leukemia


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