My Kryptonite

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".



Friday, April 15, 2011

Good news

The doctor came in this morning and said they are going to start decreasing Donald's prednisone tomorrow and if all goes well he will be going home in a week. He slept pretty good last night and is having a good day today. No blood or platelets today. He hasn't had to have platelets for 3 days now. Thank the Lord. He has lost feeling in his fingertips due to all of the finger sticks. I have yet to convince him to let them stick his toes. LOL!!! Praying he continues to do well and gets to go home for Easter.


  1. So glad to hear it!! And further more..LOL..It's a good thing you have a perfectly round melon there Donald. Bald is a very flattering look on you. Me on the other hand. I have a very lumpy head. LOL. Miss you and feel better wicked quick. Sending lots of love from Cape Cod..:)

  2. Holy Kryptonite Batman! Has Superman turned into Lex Luthor? :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Looking good Donald! Baldness does suit you. A new suave look.

    Praying for your continued recovery and that you get home for Easter with all the family.

    Bear hugs in Christ and Dixie

    Marc, your Prednisone sharer ;-)