Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The greatest gift

I received the phone call that I have been waiting for. My donor has been found. It is a 30 year old female that lives somewhere in the US. She is a complete match. I am beyond excited that I have a donor. It's the best Christmas present that I could receive. I was having a hard time remaining positive that a donor could be found because all the news I was getting from the transplant center was less than positive. It will take 4 weeks to work up the donor and be ready for transplant. Right now we are looking at the end of January. I am excited that I get to spend the holidays and the new year with family before I embark on this new journey. I am so blessed to have a perfect stranger that is willing to donate their bone marrow to save my life. How do you thank a person like that? I hope that I will have the opportunity to tell her what this gift means to me.

My chemo treatment last week went better than I expected. I had to go to the clinic everyday and get hooked up. I was lucky that I was in and out in less than 2 hours. Nausea is the only side effect that I experienced. So far I have no complaints about this chemo regimen. I'm not sure if they will do one more round before the transplant. I will have lots of test in the next few weeks to make sure my body can handle the transplant.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year. Thank you for keeping my family and I in your prayers.

4 comments:

rob said...

congrats on the donor match!!! i know the feeling go celebrate! Best wishes from the two of us!

Roxann said...

I'm so excited for you! It's a great feeling when you find out you have a match isn't it? I really need to just pick up the phone and call you! I'll try to call you tomorrow-Congratulations!

Kara said...

Hey Samantha

It was great meeting you the other night.
I will keep you on our prayer chain.
Let me know if you need anything.

Always,
Kara

Christy said...

Praise God Sam!! :o) I am so happy to hear that you have a donor!!

(((HUGS)))
Christy