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WCCO Radio's Jordana Green taking time off to focus on leukemia recovery

"I will be back soon but self-care has to be my priority now," she tweeted.
Jordana Green

WCCO-AM afternoon drive host Jordana Green is taking some time off as she recovers from leukemia. 

Green, who has been with WCCO Radio since 2012, shared on Twitter Wednesday that she'll be taking a "short leave of absence" to focus on her recovery.

In October 2020, Green shared she'd been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia, noting she'd been receiving chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. 

On Wednesday, she tweeted: "I will be back soon but self-care has to be my priority now. ... Pray for platelets."

According to her CaringBridge page on Aug. 23, she has had blood transfusions four times in as many days due to low platelets. 

"I can't seem to get my platelet or red blood cell count up (no there's nothing I can do for this). Transfusions are my only option. I'm also neutropenic. Which means my white blood cells have been wiped out and I'm at risk for infections," the page says. 

She has a hacking cough, noting "I sound like s--- and feel like s---" and her "blood doesn't clot."

'I have bruises and blood bursts all over my body. Marley says I look like an apple, but I know I look much worse. That's why I'm hiding in a cabin," Green says, noting her cabin is on Pelican Lake. 

Green is currently on a "med-vacation" due to chemo-toxicity, noting her Mayo doctor says what's happening to her isn't normal but is a reaction to the chemo she takes daily, weekly and monthly. 

Green says it's nice to not take meds, but she was hoping to recover quicker, noting she's scheduled to start her second round of "maintenance" on Sept. 1, "So fingers crossed that will happen."

"I'm ready to be done being sick but it looks like I have two more years of treatment. I hope future posts will be more uplifting," Green wrote, adding she's thankful for her family and friends who continue to support her through her illness and sadness. 

Those who know Green are sharing their support for her on social media:

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