Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I have so much to be thankful for….for my amazing husband, family, and friends, for all of your hopeful support, prayers, positive comments, cheer, and love!  I especially am thankful for my donor who has saved my life.  I was just thinking last night as I was tossing and turning at 3:00 a.m. (!) that it was about 10 months ago when Dr. Garcia-Manero, my Doctor at MD Anderson gave me 6 to 12 months to live unless I had a stem cell transplant.  Here I am free of cancer and on my way to good health!  Now that is something to be thankful for!  Still battling issues, the latest of which is a very swollen and painful left leg from my knee down to my toes.  Dr. Jubay saw me yesterday and has me scheduled tomorrow for a doppler to see if I have a blood clot.

My appointments at MD Anderson went well, I don’t yet have results of my bone marrow biopsy.  The cytology portion of the test, which is what we are really interested in, takes 2 to 3 weeks.  Hopefully I will get results this next week.  Good news was that I don’t have to go back for 3 months this time! I’m still making weekly trips to Amarillo for blood work at Harrington.

After we left Houston, we drove to San Angelo where we met Wade’s brother, Steve, his wife Mary (who live between Reno and Tahoe) and their daughter Mandy, his brother Clay (who lives in Montana) and niece Megan and her husband Miles from Stephenville.  They spent the weekend going through and cleaning out their Mom’s house and getting it ready to sell.  Even though that is never an easy thing to do, those guys had some funny stories and it was a nice weekend.  Us girls managed to shop a little bit at Hobby Lobby and The Sassy Fox which was fun.

I hope you are all blessed with a wonderful day today with family, friends, and good food.  I am so looking forward to this day!  God bless each and every one of you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Big Love,



                                                                                                                                                                                    Steve, Wade, and Clay


15 thoughts on “11-24-11

  1. Dina says:

    I hope ya’ll have a wonderful day! Love ya’ll!

  2. Adriana says:

    Holly, don’t know you very well, but love your children, Shelby and Aubrey, and your blog has kept me coming back anytime I feel down and uninterested in this world of ours. You are an inspiration to many and the love and support Wade has given you throughout this time it’s amazing. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! May God Bless you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for my precious friend Holly! GOD’s Blessings, Monica

  4. Linda Block says:

    Happy Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. So thankful we have a loving and caring GOD and that you are on your way to a completely healthy happy life. Hoping all tests come back great. Eat that turkey!! Love you

    • hollyeasley says:

      Thanks so much Linda! It was a great Thanksgiving….I ate like a wild woman! Hope yours was good too! I hope to see you one of these days, I’d love to hug your neck! Love ya

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dear Holly…I thought of you this morning and I am so thankful that you have a new lease on life and many happy days ahead. I talked with your sweet Dad yesterday and do hope everyone in your family is having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. You are an inspiration to me and so many others. May God bless you with a wonderful holiday season, and may you enjoy each and every second! Love, Becky R.

  6. Mama Glo says:

    Great blog, Holly. Hope you had a wonderful day with all the kids and grands.

    Love You,
    Jim & Glo

  7. Anonymous says:

    My word girl, had no idea you were having such a hard time. I am in the loop now, happily. It was great to hear your voice sounding so strong. Am hoping we can stay in touch for ever now. You have always been on my mind and in my thoughts. Love, your friend, Ernestine
    (My last name is Rocco now, after my Mother. Maybe that’s why you couldn’t find me?)

    • hollyeasley says:

      Ernestine, I was thrilled that you called! We will definitely stay in touch! One day soon I hope we can get together….we will have to work on that! I will call you soon! Love you Sista!

  8. Holly, I came across your blog a while back and was completely captivated by your story. Congratulations on being cancer free! You have an incredible spirit…. I work in the communications office at MD Anderson. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about potential collaborations. If you are interested please email me at lrichardson1@mdanderson.org. Thank you.

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