Drum Roll Please!!!

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Testing is complete and… I’m moving on to the treatment stage!! What a relief. You can’t imagine how nerve racking not knowing if everything you’ve worked for was really going to happen. So, Dr. Fedorenko comes in this morning to check on me and said it would be 3:00 before they had the results of the blood work, that was all they were waiting for. We’ll, who pops in before lunch? Dr. F, with MRI and files in hand. He pulls up a chair and goes over everything and then says he would like to start me on the shots to stimulate my bone marrow to produce more stem cells. This will allow them to have what they need to harvest. I’m thrilled, to say the least. This is why I am here, to re-boot my system to kick MS. So, this will happen twice a day, 3:00 am and 11:00 pm, for four days. Ok, they didn’t ask for my input on the timing of the shots, but I AM curious. He also said I could stay in this room until Monday, when they will move me to the 3rd floor where the “clean” rooms are. This is fine with me, since he knows I like to go for walks and want to walk as much as I can before the put me in lock down. So, he gives me a day off, no more tests, just to relax and go outside a few times. It was nice. Then lunch arrived. This gives new meaning to “he slipped me the tongue”

How they serve tongue the next day. Just add gravy and noodles.

How they serve tongue the next day. Just add gravy and noodles.

Then another surprise this afternoon, Kristy Cruise pops in. She just arrived after a 30 hour plane flight from Australia. It was good to finally meet her face to face, she will be starting the treatment right along side me. She has already done the head shave so she could donate her hair for wigs for cancer patients, and to get her young boys prepared for the new look. Our rooms will be next to each other on the third floor.

Kristy Cruise

Kristy Cruise

Several have asked how I feel, I feel great! Just ready to get this underway. The nurses and Dr. F have been so kind and want to help, I am sure I’m where I need to me.
So, a pretty big day, all in all.

VW

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Wilson
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 09:27:29

    Great news! Please send the tongue recipe.

    Reply

  2. Roger
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 15:59:55

    So happy to hear the excitement in your email!!!

    Get re-booted!

    Kickin good news!!!

    Thinking of you:

    Roger & Diane

    Reply

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