Check out my 2 part blog post on MD Anderson Cancerwise – it chronicles my stem cell transplant at MD Anderson last year.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Be kind and love one another!
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!
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!
Happy National Cancer Survivors Day! Happy me! According to MD Anderson Cancer Center News on Facebook, there are over 10 million cancer survivors in the U.S. And I am so proud to be one of them! I have my doctors and health professionals at MD Anderson Cancer Center to thank…along with all the prayers and support of my husband, family, and friends! And my donor for donating stem cells to save my life!
Please check out the site: www.facebook.com/MDAnderson
And to all my fellow cancer survivors, HAPPY NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY!
Cancer is no party…but being a survivor is something to celebrate!