Friday, December 9, 2011

Another New Birthday

The stem cell transplant went great. It happened at 9:45 Wednesday morning, and took less than half an hour for me to get over 4 million of Johnnie's stem cells. They collected over 10 million cells from her. The ones they took on Monday are frozen and will be saved for me in case I need them in the future. So, my new birthday is December 7, Pearl Harbor Day. :o)

I've had so few problems that they've let me go home on a pass the last three days. I know this will not last indefinitely, so I'm enjoying it as much as possible. I have to go back at night, but I can spend the afternoons and evenings with my family. I get to go again today. Kelly and Johnnie have been with us each day I've been home, but today Johnnie is flying home. I'm going to miss her so much!

Kelly is starting to decorate my house for Christmas. They got the tree up, but half the lights didn't come on, so she went to buy some lights to fill in the dark spots. She put garland and lights on the stairs, and will finish the tree this weekend. The kids were having fun playing with the nativity sets when I got home yesterday.

I haven't done one bit of Christmas shopping. I'll do it online this year.

My sister Sandi will be here this weekend to take Mom back home with her for awhile longer, until I recover. It helps so much to know that Mom is happy and cared for while I'm dealing with all this.

I want to thank those of you who are praying for me. I'm certain it is because of all your prayers that I am doing so well. Please continue to pray--they keep telling me the worst is yet to come. They don't know the power of my prayer army, though. :o) Thank you, thank you!


Jennifer Mulkey said...

Hooray!!!! Great news, I'm so glad things went well. I hope and pray your sister has a safe trip home, and that you recuperate well, and come through this next phase safely. Am so glad for you! Many prayers and much love sent your way :)

Sarah Oldham said...

I will always pray for you!!!! I'm so thankful your sister is/was there for you!!! AMEN!!!!!

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Kelly said...

I'm so glad you are continuing to feel good (considering the circumstances) and being allowed to have a pass to go home. :) I missed you today! Love and prayers, Kel

Johnnie said...

I am missing you too! I am on my Kindle! Love you!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

I have not been doing much blogging in some time, Kalona, and did not know about all this!! You are most definitely on my prayer list. Yes, count me in the army! So glad this went well!