And the Stem Cell Journey Begins

Second round of chemo was successful. YAY! And Dad has been doing really well. So we are beginning on the stem cell transplant journey :/

Stem Cell .. here we come…

Step one is to get the process approved. And there’s lots of tests involved in getting approval. One of which is a drug test. Which Mom actually laughed out loud when they told her. Others are things like a pysch evaluation and some other random things.

Mom says that she really likes our new stem cell doctor. Apparently she’s young and Mom thinks that makes her cutting edge. Which is good, I guess.

Dad will have to go into the hospital for a while (about 3 weeks) when it comes time for the transplant so Lisa made him some more fancy shirts. That way he can put on the shirts while still attached to Matilda (which I found out is an Alaris pump on a little cart). We don’t know when that will be happening. It all depends on the insurance. So I’m still waiting to book a ticket, but I’m thinking October. A little hospital, a little birthday celebration… lol.

Run Update

I’ve been keeping up with my running. My path has been to run 1.5 miles, walk a little over half a mile and then run 1.5 miles.  I’ve been able to do that pretty consistently over the last few days. The actual race will be about 3.1 miles. Only 18 Days left! YIKES.

My next goal is to “close” the gap and run the full course by the end of the week. I have to be careful to take breaks and build up to it as the last thing I want to do is to hurt myself.

I’ve also thought about heading to the New Balance outlet and getting proper running shoes. Apparently, I over pronate. Which looks like this: (and according to M … a duck run lol)

I just want to thank everyone who has been supporting me. It really means a lot to me! I’ve more than exceeded my goal and the donations keep coming. This is the first time I’ve ever “fund raised” when it meant something to me and I am amazed at the response. Wow. Thanks guys.  Here’s the link my page at the MMRF –

Love you all.