It’s been a good day! Haley found her wedding dress and got it to Mr. Santos to be altered and it will be ready in time. Yay! She is absolutely beautiful in that dress! Another good thing is that we got a “micro-cell booster” for our cell phone service here in the apartment that has improved our service by leaps and bounds! Those of you who have tried to talk to me while I’m here at the apartment will really appreciate this! Healthwise, my appointment went very well yesterday with Dr. Hosing. (Except she still won’t let me eat lettuce, tomatoes, and berries! I keep asking!) My blood counts are good. Hemoglobin and platelets have gone up !!! and white count is hanging in there. I am so thrilled. My major issues now are trying to find something I can eat and a itchy dry rash on my upper body and head. I’ve decided it’s just part of the process of a transplant….trying to put out little fires before going to the next. Hopefully they will gradually disappear! The appetite thing is the most frustrating. I am almost always hungry, but food nauseates me, so I am still living on chocolate snack puddings, oatmeal, apples, cereal, and sometimes a turkey sandwich with a few chips.
Here is something I have been thinking about for a while. I have had family members ask if they could send my donor a note. I would love this! I finally came to the conclusion to go ahead and post it on my blog just in case anyone else would like to send him a note also. I talked to my Stem Cell Coordinator and she told me to have the notes emailed to me and then I can take them to her for her to mail. She has to approve them because they can not contain any personal information. No names, locations, etc. It has to be totally confidential. (After one year it is up to my donor if he would like to communicate with me. This is a rule with the Bone Marrow Registry.) She will chop off the top part of the email with personal info on it. Here is my email address for those of you that are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org I think it would be so cool to send him a big packet full of thanks and cheer!
Once again, I appreciate all of your comments! It just makes me so happy! I love reading them, and it really makes my day to hear from you. I feel less isolated! Thank you! Big Love, Holly