I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in January of 2016, following months of testing. Since then I have been through chemotherapy, multiple hospital stays due to complications, and what has developed into twice weekly blood and platelet transfusions.
We knew the entire time that the cure would be a Bone Marrow Transplant. But, the transplant doctors wanted me to lose a substantial amount of weight before it was attempted. So I did. Earlier this year I met my weight goal (I now weigh less than I did in middle school) and we got the approval to move forward.
I found out Friday, April 30th, that I report to the clinic on May 4th and begin in-patient chemotherapy Northside Hospital in Atlanta on May 5th. The house and pet sitters are booked. The plans are made. Our faith is in God and the skills he has given the doctors at what is reasonably considered one of the top transplant centers in the country.
Please keep us in your prayers. We will be trying to post regular updates to keep everyone informed as we undertake this Epic Adventure.