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".

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Home at last!

Well we made it home safely. It was a very tiring day and it feels good to lie down in the quiet of your own home. No IV's, central lines or nursing staff coming in every 20 minutes. Donald is resting peacefully and I am praying he is able to sleep through the night. He is so exhausted.

The kids were so excited to see him (and me) when we drove up in the driveway. They had made a welcome home sign for Donald and were standing in the driveway holding it up.

Donald has to return to the Cancer Clinic on Monday for blood work and another bone marrow biopsy to see if the cancer has gone into remission. Please pray for a good report from the doctor. It is by God's Grace alone that Donald is doing so well.

Thank You All for your thoughts and Prayers. You have no idea what it means to us to have your support.

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