Today is called Day +2, meaning 2 days post transplant. What a journey…It puts a smile on my face to think that my brother has saved my life. I think of our childhood and the typical brother sister stuff…yeah I tortured him and he tortured me….then Jeff came into the mix and it was a free for all! I am sure none of us ever thought we would be here. The transplant itself was a very special moment and as I mentioned in the previous post I will never forget it.
Yesterday when “the Team” came in to see us they told us that they need to get 2 million cells to have a successful transplant which is why sometimes they need to take cells for 2 days. They hope for 5 million bc that just makes it even more successful. Drum roll…….Shad donated 8 million cells to me. I have been praying for their integration as right now we are in the engraftment period which will last another 2 weeks. Keep us in your prayers as so far we have all done great!
During the transplant on Thursday, right before they hooked up the lines, I got really nervous. Tad and my mom were amazing, but all the Potentials came flooding forward and I was working with loving thoughts to stay grounded in truth. The nurse that was doing the transplant asked me if I ever saw the move “The Secret”. If you have not seen it, it is an amazing book/movie that is based on the laws of physics. Where you ask for or “manifest” and the more you visualize it the more you bring it into your life. I have read the book and seen the movie a dozen times, so I thought I knew where she was going until she said do you remember when they talked about the stop sign. Not once do I remember seeing this in the book or the movie. She went on to explain that when you start having “mortal/egoic” thoughts envision a stop sign bc it is so engrained into our subconscious to immediately stop. So I did and right away my physiological signs starting to taper down. My heart rate went back to normal and I closed my eyes just visualizing all his cells becoming my cells as we are one. Shad and I are the same blood type so I just kept envisioning this strong A POS an A+ for us both.
Yesterday when Dr. Soiffer came to visit (transplant doc) he started describing the next 2 weeks with some side effects, potential concerns, etc etc and with my left ear I heard Tad say “STOP SIGN”. Dr. Soiffer probably thinks he has turrets, but it was so funny that I immediately remembered that he is not the authority…God it and once again I was grounded.
I feel really good today and I ask for your continued prayers over the next few weeks! I look forward to seeing you all soon and celebrating this amazing milestone in life!!
Much love and light!