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Picking ourselves up

In the last blog I spoke about the day in May when our world stopped turning again. It was such a surreal time and myself and Paul were living in a bubble. It was truly unbelievable how Kerri readjusted to hospital life once again. Once Freddy had gone back in, the...

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Broken Again

The last blog brought us up to that moment in May when the world stopped turning for us. In the blink of an eye, everything paused: life as we knew it turned upside down, all the normal was gone once again. What was particularly tough when Kerri relapsed was that we...

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Moving Goalposts

In my last blog I spoke about the memorable end to 2013, the amazing start to 2014 and the bundle of joy that arrived in 2015. The following years proved to be just as amazing as we got used to being a family of four and Kerri embraced the role of being the big sister...

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The Big Day

Getting home after transplant in 2013 was huge, we had been so worried going into it and now here we were at home. It was such a relief to have it behind us and to move on to the recovery stage. We were used to the post transplant routine by now and took it in our...

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When we got the news that Kerri was in remission, the feeling of relief was just unbelievable. Lots of people, especially our immediate family, were watching their phones uneasy as they awaited the news. It was so good to make a positive phone call for a change... to...

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The Dress

To breathe seems like a simple thing to do but that day I  felt like i just couldn't do it, I just couldn't catch my breath. To know just 10 months after a successful transplant, the leukemia had once again taken over Kerri's bone marrow. We were both very overwhelmed...

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100 days

Life after transplant is very restricted. Obviously its better at home, but there are a lot of rules to live by. Firstly even prior to leaving Crumlin, the house had to be spotless, disinfected from top to bottom. Kerri had to take buckets of medication daily, mostly...

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Unknown Territory

Back to the beginning of 2012 and we sank back into the scary routine of chemotherapy, weight loss, hair loss, energy loss...  Everything is a loss with chemotherapy bar the important fact that it pushed Kerri into remission which is where we needed to be prior to...

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Moving On

In my last blog I gave a brief summary of Kerri's first 9 months of treatment, I really just dipped a toe in the water but it gave an idea of how this roller-coaster journey began.   From late 2010 and into 2011, we started to spend more time at home and less time in...

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Lets start at the Beginning

Over the years I have documented Kerri's Journey in different forms. In 2009, I kept a written diary and in 2012 I wrote a blog on line.I found this both therapeutic for myself and also a great way of keeping all the people that support us updated. I have been...

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