I forgot what yesterday was until late in the afternoon. I had my sister look at the calendar to confirm what I thought. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of the first time I was diagnosed with Leukemia. It was the day my life changed. I believe for the better, even though at the time I was scared. At the time things happened so fast. I got the call at school from my doctor. He had tracked me down at school, never a good thing. I was not expecting what he told me over the phone. He said that there was something wrong with my blood and he thought I had Leukemia. Hearing those words made my knees weak. Then he said he had spoken with an oncologist in Temple and they are waiting for me. I was to leave right away and get myself to Temple. I had no time to process all that was going on until later. Everything after that was a blur. I was admitted to a room, bone marrow biopsied, port placed, heart scanned, and chemo started all within 24 hours.
Going thru all that then and now I know I am a stronger person. I don't take things for granted like I use to. I stand up for myself more and fight for what I need. Life has more meaning and I want to live to be a very old woman. God has a plan for me and I know he wants me to be around a very long time.
I am still fever free. I will be getting what I hope to be my last blood transfusion today. All my other counts are still on the rise. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be going home very soon.