Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sorry it's been so long

Since I have been home not a lot of exciting things have been going on. I do a lot of reading, sleep late and watch tv. Not all that interesting.

Mom and I made the drive to Dallas to meet the transplant doctor. He is a really nice man. He answered all my questions as best as he could and spent about 45 minutes with us. He made me feel better about the whole process. I feel good about him as my doctor. I also got to meet my search coordinator. She is very nice and is working hard to find my donor. We still have no time line on when the transplant is going to take place. I think that is the hardest part. I want to know when this is going to happen so I can start my new life. After transplant I will have a brand new immune system. Because of that I will have a better chance of staying in remission for a very long time.

I did find out that donating bone marrow is much easier than it use to be. You don't have to go thru what I do and have it extracted from the bone. Now they hook you up to a machine that will take the blood and run it thru a machine to extract the cells and then the blood will be put back into your body. This way you have no recovery time. I have the information if anyone would like to be a part of the National Bone Marrow Registry. You might not be able to help me, but you may be able to save another person's life.

3 comments:

Christy said...

Hi Sam!

You enjoy your time at home, sister! :o) It's been too long since you've been there! ;o)

I would love to have information on being a donor. I'd also like to see if I am a match for you, too. If you want, you can email me the information through myspace.com. I'd put my email here; though, I am not sure how private these blogs are and y'know about spammers....ICK!!

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Blessings sweets.
Christy

Robbie said...

Hi Sam,
You are an inspriaton. I wish I were closer so I could come by. I know DB & DB are trying to figure out when they can get up there.
I will keep you, your search and your family in my heart and in my prayers.
Mama B

Robbie said...

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Sam. My mother and brother came for the holiday, Dara came down on Wed, and went back this AM. Doug is out making the streets a safer place to be.. or sleeping depending on the hour.
You have my heartfelt wish for full recovery.
MamaB