I just wanted to give you an update from my last Dr. visit on Friday. The Dr. informed me that...are you sitting down, because thank God I was..lol " I AM IN REMISSION". Yes, you read right, I am in remission and this means that I am on step closer to my transplant. Now it makes things so much easier for me. NOW, I just need a DONOR asap. So it is so much more important for everyone to Register and Donate. This will not only help me but others in my situation. I guarantee they will be just as grateful as I am. Please don't forget to register at www.marrow.org. Registration is free and they mail you the kit to the comfort of your own home.
Also, for those of you who would like to donate, please do so to paypal address firstname.lastname@example.org. Transplant expenses are extremely costly, specially that I will be having mine done at a hospital 4 hours away from my home town. This would help pay for medical expenses my insurance does not cover, housing expenses, food, gas, and medications. Please help, but most importantly, please register to donate.
Please tune in to Channel 41 at 10 p.m. to see my interview and see me tell my story in spanish in order to reach out to the hispanic community. Don't miss it Tonight! Gracias a el canal 41 por estar interesado en mi historia y en esta cuasa!
Today has been a good day, so far! Channel 7 has agreed to run my story on the news to get more people to donate marrow. I am so blessed! This is a true blessing getting my story out there. Stay tuned for tonight on Channel 7 at 5:30 to 7:00!
Now only problem is with my medicaid! Ugh! How do they only give chemotherapy patients 45 days of inpatient hospital services, when many times we are more than 30 days in the hospital at ones. This makes no sense and there is something wrong with Florida Health Care. I am now not only fighting both my Leukemia's but apparently Fighting Florida Medicaid..Great another one to add to the opponents list. Hopefully, I can get through on the 866 number and I can get someones voice other than the recording saying " All Representatives are busy at the moment, please try again later:...then you here click....yup...They hang up on you. As I write to all of you I am calling DCF to deal with this medicaid issue, this is ridiculous there they go again, hanging up on me!!! UGH! So Frustrating...don't know what else to do!
I will keep you all posted on this.
On a lighter note, tomorrow I have an appt. in Tampa. I hope all goes well there, basically its to run some more exams and brush up on where we stand as to my soon to be chemotherapy session again. Which I so very hate as being in the hospital is not pleasant...We shall see, lets keep those prayers coming and don't forget to tell your friends, family, co-workers to register at www.marrow.org, only a few more days until it's free to register!!!
I am currently looking for a Bone Marrow Donor. Being Hispanic makes me a minority and my chances of finding an exact match is difficult. If more of the Hispanic population would register to donate, it could help me find a DONOR and save my life. It will only take a minute of your time and once you register they will mail you a kit home, you swab some saliva, and then mail back. If you are an exact match you will need to donate blood to save a life. It is as easy as that." -Elizabeth Quesada ~ Please help and register at www.marrow.org (feel free to re-post)