While I’m sad that John has to go through this yet again, I’m still inspired by his fighting spirit… everyone please keep him in your thoughts and prayers…
I was hoping to get everyone something a little better for the holidays but I got the results back from my bone marrow tap and am sorry to say that they were not what I expected. It seems that the AML is pretty embarrassed from the ass whipping that I gave it this summer and wants a rematch, which I confidently accept.
The tests showed a 20% blast rate as of last week so we plan to hit it hard with heavy chemo immediately. Basically, we are gonna come out swinging. The blast rate is the percentage of my bone marrow that is cancerous right now. That will change. I am battle ready and have plenty of fight left in me.
I was admitted back into the hospital today and received two blood transfusions and will start chemo tomorrow. I do not know how long I will be in the hospital but have done hard time before so I will be fine. I am ready to go as many rounds as it takes.
People should not feel sorry for me, they should actually be a little jealous. I have lived, laughed and loved more in the last two months than some people have in the last in the last 20 years of their lives. I have a lot of living left to do and so many good reasons to stick around. It is easy to get caught up in the routine of life and not appreciate your days and what you truly have in your life. I have become very in touch with what I have. I have everything that I ever wanted. I have been blessed to make so many good friends in my life and am fortunate for the family I was given. I have not suffered as much as I have lived. So please, do not worry or feel sorry for me in any way. I plan to keep on living and will never stop fighting.
This is my fight.
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”