Guest Blogger

Hello Everyone, Today’s blog is actually written by Mallory, Sandi’s daughter. Before I jump into the update, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for fighting alongside my mom these past few months. Your words of encouragement, phone calls and delicious meals have made this process so much easier. My mom always speaks of her “tribe of women” who have banded together to watch over her and hold her hand through the good times and the bad. As a daughter who works 2 hours away, it’s nice to know that my mom is in the very best of hands. 

This week we met with Dr. Edmund Waller at Emory to discuss the new tumors in moms abdomen. He said the next step is a biopsy to ensure these are still Lymphoma. Once that is confirmed, we will move forward with a more aggressive form of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. There will be three rounds of chemo every two weeks. Mom will spend one week in the hospital after each chemo round. So essentially we will be in the hospital one week, out the next. After the second round of chemo, mom will have stem cells extracted in order to reintroduce them after chemo when her immune system is at an all time low. The stem cell transplant will be an extra three weeks in the hospital, and an estimated three months of daily check ups. 

So, unfortunately this process is not over. Now, it’s just a waiting game of scheduling a biopsy and moving forward with treatment. As you can imagine, this news hit my family pretty hard. But Mom, being the strongest woman I’ve ever known, is determined to fight- and win. 

Thank you all so much for the love you’ve given my family over the past few months. We are so grateful and humbled by all that you’ve done. 

Mal 

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3 Responses to Guest Blogger

  1. Carolyn Csoka says:

    Thank you, Mallory, for your update. I know we all appreciate it very much. Yes, your mom is a fighter. I am blown away by what she has dealt with and still stands strong in her faith. I am hoping she feels good enough so that I can come over here in the next week.
    Please continue to post if there is absolutely anything we can bring or do for your family. We love you guys.

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  2. Janet says:

    Thanks Mallory. Your Mom has been on my heart a lot this past week. Will keep praying.

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  3. Jan Adams says:

    Mallory, Thank you for your update and please know that we are all here for your Mom and your family. Friends and Family support is so
    important during any time of serious sickness and this definitely that time. Continue to be strong for your Mom as I know you will. She is
    a very Strong Woman and with many prayers and God’s healing in her body, I know she will WIN this battle.

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