Well, yesterday (2 days ago now, technically) I finished up with the donation with my second stem cell collection. I felt great last night and even better today. Appetite is back in full effect and no more pain (aside from slight bruising where the needles went into my arms from the collection). I even got a few gifts from my Donor Center. A “swag bag” with a t-shirt, mug, pen, etc. and a fruit basket with nuts, crackers & cookies along with a Thank You card in each. That made my day, along with all the wonderful comments some of you had left on facebook; a special thank you to one of my bestest friends, Niki, for sharing my blog with so many.
Now, say your prayers the patient has a successful transplant and I will keep you all posted if I hear anything from the NMDP regarding her health. You can also follow Steve’s story on his wife Sue’s blog about his transplant journey, I provided a link in my favorites. His Day Zero (transplant day) is tomorrow, Friday. Keep him in your prayers as well.