I just got off the phone with Lahoma a lil while ago (aka MzGoochi) from Lahoma Lamnets....(link in my sidebar) and she wanted me to let everyone know that she just finished her chemo and that they will be checking this coming Tuesday to see if the chemo worked via a bone marrow sample....that will be the same day her Brother will be tested to see if he is a match with her....otherwise they will be looking for a donor in the bone marrow bank.....so please say a lil prayer for her that her brother is a perfect match and she can be done with all this cancer chit.
I know when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer last year and they were going over the treatment plan, which was Adriamcin, Cytoxan and Taxol (AC& T) that 1 in 500 breast cancer patients treated with these drugs will get Leukemia.... Lahoma was in remission for 10 years, and now she is doing battle with Leukemia....I'm am sure there is a connection.
If anyone would like to call Lahoma and lift her spirits because she is there alone and they don't plan on releasing her until the first week of July if all goes well you can contact her directly at 1-304-598-4000 Room # 919. I can't imagine having to go through what she is going through without someone there by her side to make sure she is properly being taken care of and loved and nurtured as she battles another round of cancer.
So if ya can send some love her way.......J-Land is such a loving and caring community and I know I couldn't battle half as hard as I am with my own cancer if it wasn't for the constant love that is shown to me by so many J-Landers.
Or cards can be sent directly to her at
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Blood and marrow transplant unit
Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506
And did I mention she has the cutest accent with the sweetest voice....first time I've ever had the chance to speak to her...adorable! lol