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".
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Donald is sporting the military look and is feeling pretty good today. He had Chemo this morning and has tolerated it well. He is resting peacefully. Patricia came to stay with him for a few hours today while I went to the church to see Christopher race his little wooden car. Boy is it hot outside. She said he slept for a long while today. I am going to get him up for a short walk later this evening to help keep his strength up. He is doing so good. He has been eating his weight in yogurt and pudding. HA! His throat gets better everyday and he is slowing regaining the ability to eat solid food again. He only has 2 more rounds of Chemo left and will hopefully be able to go home in about 2 weeks.