Saturday, February 7, 2009

"The Boys Are Back in Town!"

Hurray! My stem cells were transplanted yesterday in a four-hour infusion. Naturally it was quite a process. The nice technician patiently babysat each of the six bags, carefully removing them from their dry-iced containers, where they had been stored at around -130 degrees C. The nurses and Dr. Ueno checked, rechecked, and rechecked my 'inventory.'

Thanks to ALL who sent birthday cards and notes this week. Wow, and Wow! I will enjoy poring over all of your funny, sweet, and loving messages. (Tax prep, get behind me. I am goofing off today!)

This feels like a new lease on life, and this glorious springy morning we're having right now perfectly reflects my mood. The birds are singing and the breeze is sumptuous!

Best to all! (Photos below.)

"Reunited, and it feels so good!"

The preservative used in storing the stem cells caused a crazy, tingly feeling on my tongue, so it helped to give it something to do. As a bonus: word games to celebrate the day!


  1. A belated happy birthday to you and your glorious stem cells, Sally! Now that you've been reunited, may you all have a great partnership working together for a strengthened you.

  2. I'm so glad you and your stem cells have successfully been reunited. Did they miss your birthday?

    I'm sending you lots of love and good wishes. Pom-Pom Barbie says, "Way to go, Sally!"


  3. Congratulations on reaching this milestone!
    Sendin you lots of Austin love!!

  4. Susan Harris here, Sally. An angel passed along your blog site and I'm reading it for the first time. You are AMAZING! And blessed with such strength of heart and mind, to be sure. You just keep telling those stem cells exactly what you need them to be working on. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are keeping the Faith.

  5. hi Sally, read about your blog on Staples '73 site. Doubt very much that you remember me; we attended Sunday School together at Christ & Holy Trinity in Westport ~45 yrs ago - I went to Burr Farms & Coleytown JH prior to Staples. Anyway, just wanted to send my prayers and best wishes to you and to let you know that someone you once knew slightly several decades ago is pulling for you!! :-)) Lisa Smith (now in Chattanooga, TN)