New post up on MD Anderson Cancerwise!  Here is the link:   http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise/2012/06/my-donor-and-life-saver.html

It is also posted on MD Anderson Cancer Center on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/MDAnderson  .  There are some awesome comments here for my stem cell transplant donor, Robert Gawlas!  Go check it out!

To catch up a little bit, I made it through Round 9 of my Vidaza chemo…that means only 3 more to go.  I am beginning to think I can make it all the way through!  Tiredness, loss of appetite, and swelling of my legs and feet are the main side effects.  Thank goodness for flipflops!!!

Wade and I are looking forward to next weekend…we will be in Dallas for the Texas Rangers game on Saturday night.  One of Wade’s colleagues has given us tickets to watch the game in his box, so that will be exciting!  I will try to get some pictures to post!  Speaking of pictures, here is one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world, who we saw the last time we were in Dallas.  We’ve been hanging out with him occasionally for several years now.  He plays the piano at the piano bar at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse in Dallas.  We popped in just for a few minutes to say hi, and can’t wait to go back when we can stay longer.  Les is amazing! And incredibly talented!  I love you Les!  If we don’t see you this trip, we will be back soon!


Lazaranda Mexican Seafood Grill on Beltline in Addison is a casual, fun place to eat Mexican seafood in Dallas.  It is authenic Mexican food, not Tex Mex.  I read that the owner came from Monterrey, Mexico.  The food  is very different, fresh, and yummy!    Great margaritas too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Excellent salsas

Grilled fish with house marinade, rice, and fresh vegetables

Tacos, black beans, and guacamole



My dear friend who posts my blogs on MD Anderson Cancerwise, Lucy, is interviewing Dr. Garcia-Manero today for a future blog post.  I was so very excited!  He is considered to be the number one authority on Myelodysplastic Syndrome in the world!  And I especially love him because he was my first doctor at MD Anderson,  he truly cared for me, and tried all options before sending me to my sweet Dr. Hosing in the Stem Cell Transplant department.  With Robin Roberts’, of ABC’s Good Morning America, diagnosis of MDS, I think it will help to bring awareness about this disease that most people know nothing about.  Whenever that post of Lucy’s is published, I will post a link.  I love Robin’s coordinating and sometimes sparkly PICC line covers!

Until next time, love each other!






3 thoughts on “06-25-12

  1. Monica says:

    Have a great time at the Rangers game! You are so full of life and one of my heros.
    GOD’s Blessings,

    • Pat says:

      Hey Holly,
      just read your blog, sounds like you are doing great, so glad to hear tthat. You will have fun at the ranger game if it’s any thing like it was when I went out there. I cared several customers from the Bank out there and we didn’t want for anything,there was so much food and drinks we had a blast. So enjoy……. Would so love to see ya’ll…..All is good with me, working still got a 74 year old man with alzehimers and he’s in the last stages, so if he’s here by friday i will be surprized. His wife is 69 and a interior Designer, beautiful work she does, personal and buisnesses, tell wade if he ever needs a interior or exterior designer f his business,she would be great. Talk to Jan the other day, sounds like they are ok and your dad, bless his heart, i hope he’s better now. I got to get up there and go have lunch with him. It was so good reading the infor about your donor, can’t wait till you can meet him, that’s going to be awesome. Holly you take care, and let me hear from you, I sent you a text the other day,don”t know if you got it, just to say hi…love you girl, tell your family Hello and if you talk to Lynn tell him to email me would love to hear from him and pete. Take care…..

  2. Rosanna says:

    Holly! Great to read your post and wonderful food pictures!
    Enjoy the game.

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