Transplant happens today! It is pretty anticlimactic, actually. After two weeks of…less than fun….the nurses are just going to re-infuse my stem cells over about an hour. I’ll hang out for a bit, and than go home to take a nap. But practicalities notwithstanding, this is a huge turning point. Even though the high-dose chemo hasn’t finished doing its thing, the rescue cells will be launched; the special forces are on their way.
I’m not feeling very well right now, so I’m going to keep this short, but I want to offer a little prayer here at this moment. I offer my thanks to God for the wisdom and training of my nurses and doctors, for the advances in medicine and the understanding of the human body that have made a cure a possibility for me. I offer thanks for the unending support of family and friends in helping me get to this day. I offer thanks for the resources and circumstances that has made my treatment possible. I offer thanks for the strength to attack this disease again, despite the fact that the medicine is harsh and difficult to tolerate.
And I ask, God, that this treatment work, giving me the gift of more time on this Earth, with my family and friends.