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".



Monday, April 4, 2011


Donald did okay last night. I went home to spend some time with the kids for the first time in a week. They were so excited to see me. Patricia stayed with Donald last night and said he slept off and on. She said she couldn't get him to go to bed til midnight though. LOL! I am back at the hospital now and he seems pretty tired but his infection appears to be getting better. They just weighed him and he has lost a lot of the retained fluid. He is down 16 pounds in just a few days. We are now waiting on the doctor to come in and tell us what the new plan is for a Chemo line. Praying they can get another line and surgery will go smoothly.

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