Let The Transplant Begin

Diane and I met with the Stem Cell Transplant specialist.  She explained the theory of and steps for the transplant.  Seeing it as my best and only real option, I agreed to have it done.  It’s not a cure, but it’s supposed to buy time.  Pre-testing will begin in the last week of May; I should be in the hospital somewhere around the middle of June, and released around the middle of July.  There is a period of recovery at home ranging from one to six months, but at least I will be at home.  After chemotherapy, I was told to continue taking the daily thalidomide pills.  I can stop those now and hope to see some side effects go away.  Thank you all for your prayers and support.  


Brandon was born thirty five years ago today; one third of the best part of my life.