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".



Thursday, April 14, 2011


Not much to report today. Donald didn't have to have any blood, platelets or tests today. His sugar is still on the high side but it's staying about the same. One of Donald's old friends stopped by today and stayed for a few hours. It made Donald's day. The doctor did say that they will soon be tapering off of his prednisone (which is causing the high blood sugar) and his blood levels should begin to rise within the next 10 days. They will be doing another bone marrow biopsy once his levels rise to see if he is in remission.

1 comment:

  1. Gee, I am on the same medication as Donald is (Prednisone). I find that it knocks me out, especially in the evenings. But it is working very well. I am slowly lowering my dosages. I hear that one can feel a bit crummy once you get off the stuff, but it does its job.

    Praying that the remaining days in hospital will go quickly and with as little trouble as possible.

    With polar bear paws folded in prayer,
    your servant in Christ and Dixie