ah. i am sorry it’s been so long. this week has been so. um. long? i came into hospital last thursday after managing to convince my doctor that i had to see harry potter at la premiere wednesday night. this week has found many blessings and many downs. after alot of debate i have made a decision to go ahead with an allogenious transplant. this is a transplant from an unrelated donor either from germany or america – whichever donor matches my blood the closest. i will be having the transplant at st vincents hospital in darlinghurst and will continue there with blood transfusions until i am completely healed. so to say this is my last few days having chemotherapy at royal north shore.
so its been almost exactly six months from diagnosis on 28 jan 2009 until now 20 july 2009. i suppose i can say this part of my life is coming to an end and a new one is starting. from about september or there abouts i will spend at least one month at st vincents having this transplant and 100 days after that month to recover. of course this is give or take. the first week i have high dose chemotherapy and “total body eradation” for seven days. last thursday my doctor told me that radiation pretty much ensures 100% that i will never have any children due to the severeness of the treatment. feel free to believe with me that i will have a miracle, and this will not be the case.
i still have so far to come. i know i can do anything because Jesus has given me the strength to perservere. nothing will stand in my way. no statistics, no lies from the devil, no “evil nurses” and goodness i can tell you about that. keep standing with me, by my family and grant. we still need as much support as we can get.
love always, sam.