Hi my name is Brandy and my fiance is Donald Fitzgerald. As most of you know Donald has been dubbed "Superman" and for good reason. Donald was diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) when he was 13 years old and relapsed when he was 18. He was cured of this cancer and has gone almost 13 years cancer free. During this time, he has undergone 2 hip replacements and a partial shoulder replacement due to the high doses of steroids he had to take. Then, on March 24th 2011, 3 months after his 32nd birthday, we got the devastating news that the cancer had come back. We are now at UMC about to undergo the long process of Chemo once again. He will have to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 30 days for the initial treatment. He is strong and will beat this once again but we need everyone's prayers. God is in control and there is nothing out of his hands. As someone posted once on facebook "The deals not done until God's done dealing".
Monday, March 28, 2011
A new day
Another restless night but able to get a little sleep. The insulin is making Donald pretty hungry so he was up and down throughout the night. He managed to sneak out of the room when I was sleeping and found the fridge. HA! Just glad he made it back to the room before I noticed he was gone. The way I have been the past few days I would have had the entire hospital looking for him. I've got him up this morning sitting in the chair and we are waiting on his breakfast tray to come around. Hopefully it will be something edible. You never know what your going to get when you take the top off of that tray. Thank the Lord they have a McDonald's and a Subway downstairs. Donald will get another round of Chemo this morning and then he will have a break tomorrow. He still has all of his beautiful curls. I dread the day we have to get the clippers out but, I am going to put them in a zip lock bag and do something special with them. Not sure yet what that will be. Anyway, he is pretty tired from not getting very much sleep and is still in a pretty good bit of pain from all he has been through. We are taking it one day at a time and know that God is on our side and in total control. Continue to pray for Donald......