The blog posts under "Lorelei's Journey" have been written mostly by Lorelei's mother Andrea and deal mostly with her health journey. Her personal thoughts and feelings are better expressed in her own words and are located in her personal blog

Lorelei's Journey

  • Leaving the hospital tomorrow!

    It's been a very busy Monday! Lorelei was awakened early by a chipper nurse with a wheelchair at her door and orders for an ultrasound of Lorelei's kidneys. No time to "hair dryer" and check twitter.

  • The Body of Christ is beautiful

    The Body of Christ is a beautiful thing. Eighteen months ago Lorelei was showered with a "Hat Party" by her sisters in Christ (mostly from Cherokee Hills Baptist Church and Council Road Baptist Church) just before she lost her hair. This picture was taken that day.

  • 18 months ago

    If I'd had the chance to view the future from 18 months ago I might have become catatonic from the sheer thought of the overwhelming changes that would soon take place in the life of our family.  Most of us live our lives with the feeling that cancer is something that happens to other people. Eight months from our empty nest, on January 28, 2012, our youngest daughter Lorelei was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL.) And believe me, when a child has cancer the whole family has cancer. Lorel...

  • A compilation of several updates

    Lately I've been more faithful at posting to Lorelei's community facebook page: Loving Lorelei. Here is a compilation of the last few posts there. The most recent is listed first: July 25: "Day +2; Lorelei's bone marrow is dead.

  • An episode of House

    FYI, all you need to do at a teaching hospital to get their "Dr. House" to appear is run a fever during the first two days of your transplant. Well, that and get a sore throat and the worst headache you've ever had in your life.

  • Will anything ever go Lorelei's way?

    Attention prayer warriors. Please pray for a miracle with Lorelei's central line. It's not working properly and she desperately wants to avoid another surgery.

  • A fire. And four fun hours.

    There's never a dull day when you're fighting cancer with Lorelei. After getting lunch after her surgery today she met with a new transplant doctor (Dr. Dean Lee) who was covering for a vacationing Dr.

  • Surgery over

    Jul 16, 2013 8:56 AM Lorelei's surgeon just came out to tell me how surgery went. There was too much scar tissue from radiation on her left side so they put the central line (triple lumen) on the right side of her chest. At least it's in her chest.

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