Author Archives: Cat

About Cat

I'm an outdoorsy gal, wife, mom of 2 and MS Warrior. I underwent HSCT in Russia in April/May 2016 to halt my MS and documented my entire journey while I was there in my blog and am now continuing to blog through my recovery.

1 Year Post-HSCT Blood Work Results

I am planning to write-up my much longer 1 year post-HSCT follow-up post in the next week, although bear with me if it takes longer than that to accomplish.  All sorts of things have been happening this past week around here … Continue reading

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The Darkness After HSCT: Depression and Anxiety

I’m not going to lie this is not a topic that I actually planned to write a blog post on, but a friend of mine in the HSCT world has realized that these issues are the dark side of HSCT … Continue reading

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11 Month Update (Day 335)- Life & The Risks of HSCT

I’m starting out this blog post on a sad note.  Most in the HSCT community, especially in the Russia group, know that a wonderful woman undergoing HSCT treatment passed away in Russia this past month.  Everyone undergoing HSCT knows the … Continue reading

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10 Month Update (Day 304)-Employment & Life

This post is a couple of weeks overdue but my life has been so incredibly crazy lately that I just have not had time to sit down and type up a blog.  As I mentioned on my facebook page for … Continue reading

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9/10 Month Blood Work

In my last post, my 9 month update, I mentioned that I would be going to get my blood work done eventually.  I had hoped to do it closer to the 9 month mark, but the upper respiratory virus/cold I … Continue reading

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9 Month Update (Day +280)- Sickness, Stress & Recovery

It’s been 9 months now since I got my stem cells back and rebooted my immune system.  In  a way it seems like just yesterday, but at the same time it also feels like it never happened.  Hard to describe … Continue reading

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8 Month Update (Day +245)- Holidays, Snow & Health Insurance

This post is over a week late, but life has been incredibly hectic lately and I just haven’t had the time to sit down and type up an actual blog post.  But now I have some time, so here goes. … Continue reading

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Second Floor Isolation Rooms/Lounge Area Pictures (December 2016)

In case you are wondering, no I am not back at the wonderful hospital that performed my HSCT, although I would love to visit again someday to show my appreciation to the wonderful Dr. Fedorenko and the entire staff there. … Continue reading

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7 Month Update (Day +215)- Hair, Salt Lamps & Health Insurance

So I previously said I’d be switching over to writing updates about once a month now just because there isn’t much new to discuss, so here’s the update for 7 months.  Got my stem cells reinfused and rebooted my immune … Continue reading

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6 Month Post-HSCT Update

11 November 2016,I have reached the 6 month mark after HSCT!!!  May 11th was the date my stem cells were returned to me.  I share the date with 2 others, a gal from the UK and a guy from Norway. … Continue reading

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