I really cannot believe that it has been 2 years since my first of 4 days straight of heavy duty chemo before my bone marrow transplant.
I have been looking back videos I recorded and posts I wrote these past few days.
To say that I have come a LONG way would be an understatement. A huge understatement.
There were days after my transplant when it was all I could do to get up and use the restroom. There were days when I couldn’t swallow without almost crying from the pain in my throat and mouth. There were days I pooped in my bed because my stomach was a wreck and I couldn’t get up fast enough. There were many, many days I lived off of milk shakes because there was no way I could eat actual food. There were days I cried.
But there have been SO many more great days verses all those bad days.
I do still have GVH (graft verses host) flair ups. Although I haven’t had one in about 3 months!!
I still battle with my energy levels. I am in bed by 8 (at the latest), but I am able to get up around 6:15 with the family.
I have gotten on and off the exercise wagon too many times to count, BUT I am on it now so I am good!
All in all – 2 years post bone marrow transplant is wonderful!
I will forever be grateful to Dr. Barryman for taking a chance on me and my crazy case.
My mom for staying with me for 2 months at the hospital and apartment while in Dallas.
I can’t even describe how thankful I am to my donor. He literally gave me a new life.