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Friday, November 12, 2010

Transplant Day!!

So today is the big day.  The donor cells are due to be at the hospital at 2:15PM today.  From there, the lab has some work to do to them.  Latest we have heard the transplant will take place between 5PM and 8:00PM.  The transplant will not be any different than a blood transfusion.  A small bag with the donors cells will be hung and infused into my body.  It is really an uneventful event...

We are excited and nervous.  We are confident we made the right decision though.  Without transplant, doctors were not talking in terms of years.  The leukemia I have is just too agressive.  With transplant, many people go on to live normal lives and leave leukemia in the dust.  I may end up with some GVHV in the form of skin rash or visions issues or maybe even a small dose of mad cow, but that is much better than the alternative!

Thank you again to everyone who has been so supportive through this whole ordeal.  It has meant the word to Crystal and myself and we could not have made it through all of this without each and eveyone of you.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best of luck today! Sending extra special thoughts your way. Big hugs to both you and Crystal:-)
Stacey

Mollie said...

Big day is finally here! Can't wait for the next update that everything is going great! Lots of people thinking of you guys! xo

Anonymous said...

Good Friday!!! Good to hear from u too! We will be thinking of you...and sending positive thoughts especially over the next couple weeks! You got this my friend!

Nik

Doru said...

Best of luck Chad!!!

sonya said...

Been thinking about you all morning! Keep us posted. I know things are going to go very well for you:):)
hugs!

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Cuz! I love you!

April

Anonymous said...

Bring on that miracle bag of blood! Good luck Chad!!! Tam and family

Pretend this is real said...

Best of luck!

Mary IronMatron said...

My thoughts are with you RIGHT NOW! Big Hugs and Luck!

Nitsirk said...

Hooray for donors! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck during your transplant today!

K.Luce / PWD

Coach Logan said...

Between 5 and 8? Shit man, that's happy hour in Groveville.

Best of luck and keep swinging.

Kirsten said...

Best of luck today Chad!

-Kirsten

Erin said...

Rooting for you all the way from California.

xo

Kyle said...

Thinking about you...good luck!