Thursday, April 5, 2012

Update: June & July 2011

Hello Everyone!!
In my last blog post, which was forever ago, I wrote about the Hickman implant in details. These next few updates won't give as much information. Just an overview of June and July 2011. So here's a pic of the 1st Hickman dressing change. I stayed 41 days in isolation in this room. The positive was that it was bright, sunny and had amazing people care for me!
This is the arrival of my darling brother from Fort Erie Ontario. We found out on July 22nd 2011 that he was a perfect match for my bone marrow transplant. A miracle!!!
Adam went to get this tattoo right before the first bag of chemo. He's my angel!!
Last bag of chemo after the "7+3" induction chemotherapy regimen.
Date night in the hospital isolation room. Thanks Adam, Tracey & Jackie!!!
I meditated every single night. Nurses would walk into my room and I was so deep into it that I wouldn't even hear them. Vitals and meds always came second when I meditated. The nurses were so sweet to return once I was done. To this day, I have continued to practice. Actually, I've brought it to a whole new level.
Thinning of the hair didn't concern me. I kept it this lenght until it was all gone. I chose to see how it fell off my head.
This is the 1st hair wrap that I wore. Of course I added flowers ;)
Time to try on some wigs!! My amazing husband tried some on with me. We had some good laughs...! I love this man so much!
I enjoyed getting visitors!!! Thank you to everyone who came to spend time with moi!
Goodbye hair wraps.... Hello beanie hats!! I found these to be SO comfortable. Thank you Bernice & Judy!!
Shots, Shots, Shots...
You will never believe who came to visit me in the isolation room at the hospital.... My girl SHADOW!!!! That's right. The hospital guard, who went to school with my brother, told Adam that he could get a special permission for Shadow to visit me. They do this, at times, when someone is in the hospital for a long time. Yup, I qualified! Tears to absolute joy!!
Interview with Radio Canada/CBC Television in my room.
A second visit from Shadow. This brought such good energy and excitement! I love my girl.
A picture with my angel husband. He was by my side throughout this whole journey. Ohh, those little ponytails are getting thin hee hee! Did I tell you that I'm in REMISSION here!!!!!
The wall of encouragement and special thoughts. Look at that beautiful sun coming in!
Just got word that I'm getting released today!!! It's been a long 41 days.
It's been a long 41 days of not breathing fresh air..! We are packing up and heading out.
Many, many THANKS for all your support, visits, gifts, thoughts and prayers. Enjoy this beautiful life to the fullest xo

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