Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 42: Thankful

It's a special Thanksgiving for us this year. We have quite a bit to be thankful for.

  • Hot air balloons named Rosie
  • The awesome hotel staff at the Homewood Suites
  • Ativan
  • ReRe - our housekeeeper for 8 weeks
  • Our transplant nurses Carolyn & Christy at the cancer center
  • DAB pumps - say no to nausea!
  • No mouthsores!
  • 76.8 million stem cells collected in 1 day
  • Our prayer warriors
  • The cards and letters that were sent each week during the SCT
  • No hospital stays!
  • Our Fighting Like A Girl readers

We've been trying to get back to normal around here. It seems like I have been on the road for work since we were discharged. Momma is recovering at home and doing great. She still can't be out in large crowds. She's been keeping herself busy organizing kitchen cabinets. We'll return to Greenville in late January for her 100 day evaluation. They'll determine at that time what the next steps will be -- maintenance chemo or a second transplant. We're ready to take on either! Happy Thanksgiving!

Fighting Like A Girl


  1. Now that is a Thanksgiving list I can get on board with. =)

    Hope you guys had a great T-giving.

  2. Praise God for such a thankful season! I am so impressed with how you are guys are taking this and how well it's going. I am reading the book Anatomy of Hope (solid read for cancer patients and their family) and I can't help to think your attitudes are playing a huge role in the positive outcome. Keep dominating!

  3. Hi! I just discovered your blog today (Christmas Eve). My older sister was diagnosed with MM on November 17th, so we're getting ready to do battle. I'll be following your blog and praying for you and your mom on a daily basis! Regards...Bob (New York City). P.S. You sound like the world's most wonderful daughter....

  4. Hi, Riley...hoping your Mom is doing great and gets a good 100 day report. My mom is still doing well. She is now on maintenance (Revilmid & Dex) following a successful stem cell harvest in December (currently frozen for possible future SCT.) May 2010 be a great year for us all and the year they find a cure for MM! ~ Stacey

  5. I hope you are coming back to blogging, will give us an update soon! Getting worried about you.

    My blog:

    ~ Karyn (aka "KT")

  6. Hey there... looking for a few good caregivers to help me with something. You came to mind. If you're still checking this will you please email me: cassiebrabbs at hotmail dot com
    Thanks! I hope your mom is still doing well. =)