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Clinging to Hopeful Posted Jul 26, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

Ana had the pelvic and abdominal ultrasound yesterday to visualize the new mass they discovered near her bladder on her PET scan on 7/7. The

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The Latest Plan Posted Jul 21, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

Ana’s getting a ulstrasound of her abdomen this Friday to evaluate the tumor near her bladder. Dr. Yamashiro and the surgeon, Dr. Middlesworth, are concerned

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Are you kidding me? Posted Jul 11, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

Ana had her PET scan today which will serve as the baseline for her tumors before she starts the new drug. I honestly felt optimistic

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Joy. Fear. Anger. Helplessness. Joy? Posted Jul 09, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

On Monday we got the amazing news that the insurance company РEmpire BC/BS  - approved a higher dose of Jakafi (50 mg/day instead of

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Wish Granted Posted Jun 28, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

We got back from our trip last Saturday and I’ve been meaning to post an update, but I had a lot of catching up to

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Something Amazing Just Happened Posted Jun 12, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

At 9 a.m. this morning, Dr. Yamashiro (Ana’s oncologist from Columbia) called. “Is this a good time to talk?” He asked. “Of course,” I said

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The Cancer Trend Posted Jun 10, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

Ana and I watched The Fault in Our Stars a couple of days ago. For those of you who don’t know the premise of the

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Losing My Happy Posted Jun 03, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

  “I wondered how high a price anyone could pay for being cured, let alone a child. Hannah was wracked with pain…Doubts and distress filled

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Welcome to Arkomo Posted May 18, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

I’m hijacking the blog this morning to announce something that’s been a long-time coming – the release of my first novel,¬†Doorways to Arkomo – Book

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The Limitations of Modern Medicine Posted May 14, 2014 By Jackie Dooley

Over the last five days, I’ve been absolutely consumed with trying to find an alternative to Ana having open surgery…again. In a word, I’ve been

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