As posted on behalf of Rep. Hill by the Cherokee County Republican Party:
Wow, these last two weeks have been a couple of the fastest moving, emotionally and physically challenging ones I have ever experienced! From waking up with pneumonia on July Fourth and checking into the hospital -then discovering critically low levels of platelets and blood counts and the subsequent flurry of bone marrow biopsies and blood tests leading to a diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia, it has been a real roller coaster ride.
Cheryl and I thank all of you so much for your uplifting prayers during this time. We look forward to your continuing support as we work towards total remission. From there we will face the final chapter of bone marrow transplants, as the good Lord leads us on our path to recovery.
For now, I remain in the isolation ward of the Northside Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Atlanta. (They do not allow any fresh plants, flowers or even fruits or vegetables in here) Untold numbers of tests and analysis are yet to come as we look forward to various therapy and chemotherapy programs that will be designed to suit my particular syndrome.
For those who ask “will I fight this thing?”, I believe you know that we fully intend to beat it with a combination of prayer, science and old fashioned hard work. It takes an equal application of all three to overcome something of this magnitude.
During this period, my assistant at the Capitol, Jan Brown will be glad to assist you with any legislative concerns you may have. You may reach her at 404-656-7855 or [email protected].
May the Lord of all Bless us all in this our time of greatest need.