Hope all of you had a great New Year’s weekend! I intended to blog a Happy New Year to everyone, but didn’t get it done! I hope you all have a happy, prosperous, full of good surprises kind of a year! I am sure that 2012 is going to be a much better year for me! I am not making any “resolutions” because I always seem to lose interest eventually and break my resolutions. So this year I have a few things on my mind that I am going to work on, hoping to be more successful than in years passed!
Today’s Doctor appointment made me realize that I need to hook back up with my “I’m going to fake it til I make it” motto…..I have Graft vs Host Disease showing up again. This is more of a problem when you have an unrelated donor. This time in my gum tissue (wouldn’t you know it since I’m a dental hygienist!), and GI tract, which Dr. Ravipati said is GVHD. I have also developed mild acne, painful lips, and very sensitive teeth which she says is not GVHD. I have appointments in Houston at MD Anderson on Feb. 1st for a bone marrow biopsy, an appointment in Internal Medicine (I don’t know what they are doing here), and an appointment with Dr. Hosing. All next week I will be taking another round of chemo. On a lighter note, my hair has grown alot! It’s probably 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, curly, 2 or 3 different colors, and feels very soft and fuzzy. Some of it sticks straight up! Everybody wants to touch it and see what it feels like!
Here is my thought for today: Even in times of complicated or difficult events in our lives, we must always look for the good things and be grateful!