On June 5th, 2008 I was diagnosed with a blood disorder called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). What this means is that my bone marrow is unable to produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. On January 27th, 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant, the only known option that offers a full chance of a cure.
I'm using this blog to help keep friends and family up to date, and also as a way for me to focus my thoughts and understand this disease so that I can power through it and beat it. Thanks to everyone for all the support. Your comments really cheer me up. I read them all!