In other news...
This has probably been one of the longest weeks of my life. Let's see:
Thursday (July 8) - Newspaper interview
Friday (July 9) - Front page news, damage control, last day of chemotherapy before transplant, PEREZ HILTON shout-out. HUGE influx of facebook group members!
Saturday (July 10) - Global Shift article
Sunday (July 11) - Unproductive M.A.M. Meeting
Monday (July 12) - Drama/Crisis/BIGTIMEDamageControl. My very first meltdown :) (total gongshow, by the way)
Tuesday (July 13) - Productive M.A.M. Meeting
Wednesday (July 14) - Bone Marrow Biopsy Results (74% down to 16%!!!!)
Thursday (July 15) - A **LOT** of M.A.M. Work
Saturday/Sunday (July 17/18) - Rest
Monday (Today) - Begin Autologous Stem Cell Transplant process.
Shiz. We've definitely been busy. Overall, I think my stress level has probably gone up a couple notches. From the fundraiser to some family issues to the stress of the transplant, it is a miracle I have not been admitted into an institute yet. To tell you the truth, I am absolutely terrified of this transplant coming up. Not so much the procedure itself (although that is undoubtedly a bit daunting), but more so wondering how my mom will take it... All I want to do is protect her, but in these situations, it is QUITE a frequent occurrence to feel powerless... But not hopeless. Because there is ALWAYS hope. Sometimes it feels like a David and Goliath battle. But we all know what the outcome of that situation was right? ;) So, like every other day, I put on my brave face and do everything all over again. Its not easy, but you'd be surprised in the places you are able to draw strength from. We're starting a new chapter now, so wish us luck :) And for my prayer warriors out there, please pray that this thing goes without a hitch. That my mom has a super speedy recovery. And that it will be the last thing needed to set her into a long and lasting remission. Thank you :)
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