Friday, January 11, 2008

The end is near

I wanted to let everyone know that my transplant will be happening very soon. I received the phone call yesterday that my donor is available to donate on the 25th of January. That means I have to be in the hospital a week before so I can be ready to receive my donors stem cells. I will be admitted to the hospital on Thursday. Starting on Friday I will receive 7 days of high dose chemotherapy that will kill off all my healthy cells and leukemia cells. Once all my cells are gone then I will receive my donors stem cells thru a blood transfusion. It's a painless process for me. After I receive my donors stem cells I will be monitored to make sure my body does not try to fight the foreign cells. I hope to only have to be in the hospital for a month. Once I am in the hospital I will be updating the blog more often since I will have a lot more going on to talk about. Thanks for continuing to keep me in your prayers.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Sam,
Dara told me you had received this news. It is truely a blessing for you and your family.
You remain in my heart and in my prayers.
Love,
Mama B

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Words cannot express how excited we are for you!!! WOW!!!!
shari

Christy said...

Sam~

I know that this is answered prayer for y'all!! I have to just shed tears of joy for you and for another friend of mine that was accepted in a study program to treat his cancer. You are a true blessing, Sam! You are in my thoughts and my prayers, always!

Much love,
Christy