As you can see I am losing my creativity when it comes to Post Titles. Hopefully that is something that will come back to me haha We went to clinic yesterday, everything looked really good except my kidney levels are continuing to go up. They don't really know why but are trying taking me off a certain medicine to see if that helps any. I also went yesterday to the Moran Eye Center. Cataracts can be some side effects of radiation so we went and got my eyes checked to make sure I didn't have any problems. The doctors said my eyes and vision are still very good. STILL? It's like they phrase it as if they are expecting them to go bad. But that is just the world of cancer for ya, a lot of fear and paranoia, praying that nothing goes wrong. I have been very lucky, things have gone in my favor so far.
For school I am taking a human physiology course, and it is simply amazing what the body is capable of. All the intricate systems, where everything has to work just right to keep us alive. My body went through lethal doses of radiation, wiping out my bone marrow to make room for new bone marrow. If I wouldn't have gotten the new marrow, the radiation would have swept through the rest of my body. My transplant saved my life in many ways. 30 years ago if I would have gotten AML they would have sent me home to die, and now here I am, on the road to recovery. The transplant road is a long one; I am still getting better in many ways. Gaining back all my muscle, working on eating regularly, trying to get by on what little energy I have, and just trying to move on with life. At times I struggle to see it, but I have been truly blessed. Science and the human body are in and of itself a true miracle.
I am so grateful for all of the prayers and support, for all of my family and friends. Your prayers are the reason I am alive. Thank you.