Kurt Brindley was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) in Bilineal Blast Crisis and the Philadelphia Chromosome Abnormality in November, 2009. Here is his story.
During the course of his care and treatment, he was fortunate to locate a Matched Unrelated Donor, which enabled him to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant in April, 2010.
He writes a blog called Marrowish, in which he shares his story. In this post, Thank you Cancer, he writes from the heart.
I still have much to learn about the disease that chose me against my will – and I still have much to learn from it. But what I have already learned has changed my life, which makes me look forward to what I have yet to learn. And I am very thankful for that.
Kurt is currently cancer free, but has contracted both Acute and Chronic Lung Versus Host Disease. High-dosage steroids addressed the acute symptoms but he has subsequently learned that he will have the chronic symptoms for the rest of his life.