Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Acute Leukemia

Yup.

It's teh fucking SUCK.

And about the same time I am finding all of this out, The Mister points out that I have a huge hole in the butt of my favorite pj pants. Figures.

Tomorrow I am moving to a new hospital, MCV/VCU Massey Cancer Center. I'll keep everyone updated as soon as possible.

Oh and Chris D. from Pajiba, thanks for the flowers buddy. It was one of the brightest spots of my day.

51 comments:

Kim said...

That absolutely sucks. I have no clue what to say. That said, you are strong, and you can take this bastard of a disease DOWN. Sending a huge virtual hug and prayers, and remember I'm only a phone call away if there's anything I can do to help.

Ranylt said...

Hang in, Manda. I'm pretty sure the force is with you.

litelysalted said...

They better fix you or I'm going to hunt down all your doctors and kick them in the nuts.

TK said...

Aw, man. Manda, we're all wishing you the absolute very best. For real. I'm squeezing my eyes shut real tight and sending you happy vibes. My best to you and your family.

Julie said...

Oh 'Bama...I'm so sorry to hear that. You're in my thoughts, woman.

Hopefully the collective healing vibes from Pajibaland will kick leukemia's ass.

MelodyLane said...

That is the suck. I am sending you the very best wishes, vibes, thoughts, and anything else I can think of.

You can and will beat this. I know it.

I send warm thoughts to you family and you.

twig said...

Shit.

One more anonymous Pajiba voice hoping for the best for you.

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping fingers crossed and thumbs held for you 'Bama. Hang tight. -Stella

Nicole said...

Hold tight, 'Bama. You've got a lot of love and prayers coming at you from the depths of Pajiba, and just remember - you can slay a zombie horde. This disease doesn't stand a chance against you.

gunter said...

Just remember: the Pajibans are making daily sacrifices to the Godtopus to help speed your recovery!

Adam C said...

God that sucks. I lost my dad to that bastard disease 20 years ago, but fortunately for you, the techniques for dealing with it have improved a 1000x in that time frame.
Stay strong, you got friends.

tania said...

Aw shit, Manda - that's a bastard. I'm so sorry!
Hang on in there... you know we are all thinking of you. And.... well, what everyone else said goes for me too..

Tarn

Shadows of Dakaron said...

Oh man, that sucks. We're praying for you 'bama, You can pull through this!

Anonymous said...

I'm an anonymous Pajiba reader and currently battling boob cancer. Keep your chin up - treatment sucks, but you can get through it. And all that stuff about needing a good attitude to survive? It's bullshit. Cry and get angry all you want - just don't give up hope.

ShinyKate said...

Well, crap.

My heart goes out to you. I'll be praying, meditating, chanting, and goat-sacrificing for you.

You are amazing. You know that, right?

Nelly said...

Yeah it sucks and I second what everyone else said because I'm so bad at saying anything appropriate in these situations. I'll add my electronic mental powers to the rest of the pajibans and hope like hell it helps.

prisco said...

Hell's bells, woman. It's not bad enough we were almost classmates together, but now you want to go and appropriate my haircut? Not cool, Manda. Not cool.

By the power of Greyskull, I wish you all the warm feelings I can.

Shadows of Dakaron said...

Omigawd...that's horrible...a hole in your pj's?

No, seriously, I'm so sorry about what's happened, and I want to join in with everyone when I say I'm hoping and praying for your quick return (I know it'll be a safe return, cuz you won't let a bastard of a disease get you down).

Rusty said...

I posted a message on Pajiba, but I wanted to say here as well that my prayers are still with you and your family. You know that you've got a small army of internet-friends who are willing to do anything possible to help, so I hope that makes you feel a little better. Good luck and godspeed.

najeep said...

I must say it does bite the big one. i wish you all of my luck and am sending you sunshiney vibes.
On another note, not that yo can answer right now, but are you also going to be getting hyperbaric treatments? My hubby is always telling me how much they help cancer patients(he is a hyperbaric tech so he takes great pride in it)if can you can you should request it from your doctor. After the chemo it helps with the recovery time.

Jen said...

You don't know me, but I read your comments on Pajiba frequently and I think the world of you. I am praying for your immediate recovery and I hope the hospital is treating you and your family well. Acute leukemia ain't got nothin' on you, girl...kick its motherfucking ass.

Anonymous said...

Longtime Pajiba lurker surfacing to say that someone (I'm looking at you, Skittimus) better fire up the MT and put a hurtin' on that Acute Leukemia.

Stay Strong!

- cerwen

Jackers said...

Oh no! This can't happen to the only person on Pajiba that I know is also from Richmond. Sending you heaps of Richmond and Pajiba love. I'm sure the people at VCU/MCV will take good care of you...if not I'll take the campus connector down there and make them. My tuition pays their salary.

cadylee said...

Good luck, and Flying Spaghetti Monster bless.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes to you, but my brain agrees with Adam C - lots of great meds & doctors out there. Ones I will help kick in the nuts, though, just in case. good luck & happy positive thoughts to you. -staramour

tinksgirl said...

Hi, you don't know me but I am a frequent pajiba visitor. I love your comments and think you seem like a very smart, funny woman. I hate that you are going through something like this and my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Pajiba lurker wanting to wish you the best. I pray to Godtopus for you and your family. I'd say "Stay strong," but based on your posts, that'd just be telling you to be you.

NCNN

Bogie said...

Manda,
That bites! I'm a frequent Pajiba lurker and occasional commenter and enjoy your comments so much!
I'm down Newport News way so if there's anything I can do just let me know!
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
Kim (lilredtrixie)

Mara said...

Another random Pajiba reader sending good vibes your way.

Kick its ass, girl.

Rice said...

Hey bama, I'm a frequent pajiba commenter (if it rings any bells, you once thought I called you old and you directed me to Tori Amos' early work), just as an introduction. In addition to the time I've spent on Pajiba, I've also grown up in and around labs, drug companies and, specifically, cancer research.

So..., if you have ALL, there are certain drugs that are incredibly effective against it. ALWAYS advocate for information and, as I'm sure you already would, research your options. You can affect your treatment and your outcome, and I am confident that that outcome can be positive.

I'm certainly not an expert, but I'm chummy with a good number of experts, so if you want any info, please ask for my e-mail and I'd be happy to pass stuff along.

Like I said, educate yourself, advocate for your own best interest, and I know you can do this.

Colombo said...

I've seen your comments on Pajiba and if I were Acute Leukemia I'd be very, very scared right now... Fight hard 'Bama, fight it with everything you've got. If I believed in God I would be praying for you... oh what the hell if you're up there yahweh or whatchamacallit you better help out or you'se and me's gonna have a little dust up when the time comes.

Seriously though I wish you all the very best and the speediest of recoveries

Colombo said...

Oh and I am sending you all the bees I can find... Bees Manda... Bees

sewarf said...

Also a blood cancer survivor here (Hodgkin Lymphoma)I left all my tips on Pajiba, but I can transfer them here if need be! Chemo sucks--not gonna lie--but leukemia is totally beatable today. Good luck and best wishes. :)

Debbie said...

Another anonomous Pajiban here, I love reading your comments and I'm sending you all my good vibes.

Hope your family is doing well also.

little girl with a big attitude (aka dammitjanet) said...

Manda/Pink, you are a very funny wonderful gal with the greatest kid on earth (WBNS) and a wonderful hubby, from what I have read. You have a terrific support system there and more cyber-love out here than you know what to do with. With all the good thought and love and the blessings of the Godtopus, you will be great. Please keep us informed and be well. We love you.

Marissa B. said...

Hey girl, I am thinking about you. You are so strong and amazing, you are going to kick this shit. I'm sending you a big hug from NYC. Let me know if you'd rather have a bagel or a knish or something.

Jasmine said...

I'm also a Pajiba lurker, sending much love and hope from the DC area.

Kolby said...

Hang in there Manda! Be sure to get lots & lots of hugs & kisses from Little A - they're a sure cure for any ailment! In the meantime, I'll be sending happy thoughts & virtual hugs your way.

Get well, get well soon, we hope you do get well!

Anonymous said...

good luck, good good luck, all support and love your way from an anonymous pajiba reader!--victoria

Anonymous said...

good luck, good good luck, all support and love your way from an anonymous pajiba reader!--victoria

Lainie said...

Well wishes and healthy vibes from a reader and Pajiba lurker. I wish you the best in this tough time.

Miss Kitty said...

I have lurked on Pajiba for well over a year, enjoying eeryone's witty comments. But your story has made me come forward to tell you that my thoughts are with you. I can't imagine what it is like to recieve such news, but I hope you will be strong. Ironically enough, pink is the metaphysical color of healing. So I will be sending pink, healing thoughts your way. Take care. You are not alone.

Riles said...

Wishing you the best. Take care 'Bama.

Anonymous said...

'Bama, oh gosh, this is not the news I was hoping to see from you. You have been in my thoughts the last couple of weeks. I am praying for you and your family - for your recovery and and enough mental/emotional strength to get through this. - tt_marie

Anonymous said...

Hi, Im another anonymous Pajiba reader just praying and hoping you get through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

diana said...

Manda, I'm sure Adrian told you that I called. I had no idea what to say to him once he told me! I'm so utterly sorry about this and to reiterate what everyone else has said, yes, IT SUCKS!!! You are on every prayer list that I know of. You are a strong woman and I know you can kick it's butt! I am going to try and get up there really soon. I'll check and make sure when is a good time, or at least a better time than others. Blessings to you and Love you guys! ~Diana and the rest of the Dann clan

Anonymous said...

hell! fight the wee bastards in your marrow. bastard leukemia. i am sending you all the best.
-Miss V

Anonymous said...

Yet another Pajiba lurker sending you my best healing vibes through the interwebs. Take care and fight hard!

TylerDFC said...

("Rob" from Pajiba) Stay strong and positive, Manda. My uncle was diagnosed 10 years ago and he's happy and healthy all these years after treatment. Sending good thoughts your way and hoping for a speedy recovery.

Captain Steve said...

Pajiba sometimes commenter because I'm just clever enough to verbally grapple with you folk. I wish you the best, 'Bama, you are hilarious.

CarpePancakes! said...

A.Pink, because of work being a pain, I only just found out, so sorry about that lateness of this comment. I know we've never met and don't even know each other's real names, I want to you to know that I'm pulling for you to beat this. The comments on Pajiba are a large part of the Pajiban Experience for me, and yours are consistanly some of the most fun. Please beat this and don't die on us, everyone at Pajiba, including myself, would miss you terribly. Get Well.

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