About this blog
Welcome! You’re asking, why a blog, and why the “C” word?
About May 1, 2002 the status of my disease, acute promyelocytic myleogenous leukemia (APML), went into a status of “in complete remission with no evidence of the disease.” On May 1, 2007, I will have five years disease free (while in complete remission with … etc.).
My providers wouldn’t allow me to use the “C” word until at least the five year disease free mark. And I’ll always be a survivor with no evidence of the disease (they told me that it statistically never reoccurs after about year three). But to celebrate the five year anniversary, I’m using the “C” word — cured.
This blog celebrates the beginning of my change of status to that ultimate “c” word – CURED. It commemorates the five years of diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and life that lead up to this point.
So, hopefully this blog will:
- Celebrate and commemorate the five years of complete remission, and the change of my status to “cure”
- Give readers insight into my diagnosis, treatment, recovery, remission and cure from APML
- Go through the history of my diagnosis and treatment that I’ve spoken about in talks to TNT audiences
- Identify some of the people who helped me and were support during the treatment and recovery
- Provide insight to why I will be training, fundraising and running a marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Team in Training
- Introduce some of the reasons why I run beyond my condition — the people who have leukemia/lymphoma, some of the people we have lost, and others
- Have readers how they can help to have more people find the cure to their condition….
- Ecourage donations!
- CELEBRATE THE CURE!
It also will commemorate my journey to complete a marathon, the San Rock N Roll Marathon on June 3, 2007. I will do the marathon to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Periodic updates on that status will be provided here. (It also raises yet another “C” word that can be applied — CRAZY.)
So check out the various categories to find posts and see what’s happened. Feel free to leave a comment, particularly if you’re mentioned in that post (and you’ll know who you are.) Or send me an email at theCword@gmail.com.
Or if you’re so inclined, donate to my marathon fundraiser to help find more cures and better treatments for all types of blood related cancers at http://www.active.com/donate/tntsvmb/gktimmons!