Saturday, November 20, 2010

Onward and Upward

It has been two weeks since the transplant, and today, I am proud to say that I have an ANC of 500! It is amazing how much a few white cells will help. My mouth sores are almost completely gone, it's crazy. If my ANC stays at 500 tomorrow, then that means I have officially engrafted. Now begins the long road of keeping my body healthy and strong, and rebuilding. I know the road isn't over but it sure helps to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I feel so blessed to have the family that I have, and all of the support. Thank you all, for the prayers and support I honestly can't thank you enough.



  1. Hoooorrrraaayyyyy!!!!! Wonderful news! We are so happy for your blessing of good health and union of body and marrow! Now, let's get back to tasting food again! lol. Love ya, girl.

  2. Hi Rachel,
    this are soooooooooooooo wonderful news!
    I'm so happy to read this!

  3. This makes me so happy :) So happy.

  4. What great timing, with this week being Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for, the demise of mouth sores being at the top of the list. And have I mentioned how grateful I am for your mother? She is such a dear friend. We went to Adam's concert tonight and it was fabulous. What a wonderful family you have. Too many blessings to count! Love you!

  5. I'm so glad to hear your counts are going up and your mouth sores are almost gone. I think of you everyday!!! and of course pray for you. I really miss you in our young women activities. You bring a fun spunk with you!! Rachel, you are amazing!! Thanks for posting!

  6. Oh my gosh. I am so happy for you. We will be praying tonight for your ANC not to drop below 500. We love you and think of you always.
    Tears of Joy are streaming down my face.
    Amanda, Brady, Millie, and Little Austin

  7. This is the best news ever! I am so happy for you and your family--Happy Thanksgiving sounds even better now! You stay happy and healthy girl:)

  8. Can't wait to hear about your ANC today!