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".
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Home Sweet Home!
Donald slept really good last night. Me, on the other hand, not so much. HA! I tossed and turned worrying about Donald all night. I am glad he was able to finally get some rest. He has had a good day back at home. Most of the day has consisted of resting and recovering from the hospital visit. We took 2 short walks up and down the driveway tonight which tired him very quickly. He is still hurting from the Chemo injections to his arm and leg but they are healing. It is so good to be back at home. Still praying for a speedy recovery and a bone marrow donor. We should know within the next few weeks, hopefully, if there is a donor on the national registry. If not, we will have to look to family and friends to try and find a match. I will let everyone know how to be tested if that should come to pass. Thanks again to everyone for your prayers and support.