Hi! I'm Cadence

I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on February 12, 2018. This is my story.

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  • Do the Thing

    Lately one question seems to cross my mind about a million times a day: What’s the point? My internal dialogue sounds something like this: “You should get dressed…..What’s the point?”“You should write a blog….What’s the point?”“You should go for a walk… What’s the point?” Normally I would analyze these feelings…

  • You are enough

    I’ve been wanting to write a blog for a while, but every time an idea or the mood strikes, something peculiar seems to happen. A voice, barely even loud enough to be heard, but somehow forceful enough to stop me in my tracks always says, “NO.”  “No one wants to…

  • What’s Your Ripple?

    I see a lot of discussion on Covid lately, and I just want to take a moment to allow you to see a different perspective of it. A lot of the focus is on covid itself, and how serious the virus is versus how seriously we should be thinking about…

  • Let’s Talk/ I Knew You Could

    OK- This is an unorthodox “Bell Let’s Talk” mental health day smorgasbord of which 90% is a children’s book. Don’t be afraid. Read on. It has admittedly been a couple rough weeks. The damage to my kidneys is severe and not reversible- approximately 90% of it is scarred. My clinic…

  • Day +636

    I have been home from rehab for just over two months and I’m generally doing ‘well’ and am happy with the slow but steady progress I am making.  I recently had several neurological tests done to determine the cause and severity of the ‘neuropathy’ that I was experiencing in my…

  • Day +592

    It’s been a while since I wrote a blog, but a lot of stuff has happened and I’ve truly been in the hardest, darkest stretch of recovery. I just couldn’t do it. This is a long one, but it’s been a long three months and my hands wouldn’t agree with me…

  • Day +498- One in a million

    In my last blog I talked a lot about this recurrent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection that I’ve been having endless problems with. At the end of July I was hospitalized to manage the complications that the drug Foscarnet, which we were using to treat the CMV had been causing. It’s very…