Saturday, October 20, 2007

How could I forget

I forgot what yesterday was until late in the afternoon. I had my sister look at the calendar to confirm what I thought. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of the first time I was diagnosed with Leukemia. It was the day my life changed. I believe for the better, even though at the time I was scared. At the time things happened so fast. I got the call at school from my doctor. He had tracked me down at school, never a good thing. I was not expecting what he told me over the phone. He said that there was something wrong with my blood and he thought I had Leukemia. Hearing those words made my knees weak. Then he said he had spoken with an oncologist in Temple and they are waiting for me. I was to leave right away and get myself to Temple. I had no time to process all that was going on until later. Everything after that was a blur. I was admitted to a room, bone marrow biopsied, port placed, heart scanned, and chemo started all within 24 hours.

Going thru all that then and now I know I am a stronger person. I don't take things for granted like I use to. I stand up for myself more and fight for what I need. Life has more meaning and I want to live to be a very old woman. God has a plan for me and I know he wants me to be around a very long time.

I am still fever free. I will be getting what I hope to be my last blood transfusion today. All my other counts are still on the rise. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be going home very soon.


Roxann said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you too, although I feel very strongly that you are going to make it through this. Anniversaries like that are hard to forget, but like you said, it's made you a stronger person.

Christy said...

Hi Sam;

It's amazing the things that happen in our lives that we grow from - you are turning a horrible thing into a very positive thing and that is very honorable. Though sometimes I am sure it's difficult, I can just see that you have a smile on your face everyday. ;o)

Are you up for visitors??

Blessings luvy.

darabarner said...

I have my fingers crossed for you !!!