4 Years Ago Today…

July 2, 2010

Four years ago, I was admitted to City of Hope Hospital for my life-saving Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Hello to “hermetically sealed” inpatient status
Good bye to freedom for a month
Ha Ha- my thumbs up status- I’m so naive!
Poor Jim looks like the scared patient to be,
Scott and Alissa, my clueless kids
looking just as pseudo-jolly and naive as me…
Up the elevator we went
Picked out a room with a view
Glove up, mask up
IV hooked up: life and death to be delivered through mainline tubes
Hugs, kisses, teary good-byes
I’m now alone in my sterile room… 
I don’t know what’s next… trying to stay strong… I begin to feel scared
My life-saving journey to death’s doorstep begins…

Live happy, live well, and make a difference somewhere, somehow, with someone or something as often as you can!