About My Journey

I was diagnosed in June 2013 with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Although typically treated with tyrosine-kinase inhibitors, a type of targeted chemotherapy pills, my marrow remained genetically mutated and unhealthy after a year of trying every drug available on the market. On August 20th, 2014 I was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital’s Lunder 10 for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. I received a week of conditioning chemotherapy before receiving my sister’s perfectly HLA matched stem cells. On day +16 I was discharged early from the hospital and am now at home recovering. Until day +100 I spent most of my time at home in a restricted environment on a restricted neutropenic diet to reduce the risk of infection or exposure to anything that would harm my new immune system. This blog is a place for me to collect my thoughts, chronicle my journey and hopefully maybe someday be a comforting resource for another 20 something adult with cancer.

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