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Posted 2014-11-27T18:33:39Z

Another Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving

In the transplant world, the day of your transplant is your second birthday. So from now on, my second birthday is 2 days after Callie's birthday, on my neice Hillary's birthday and could occasionally be on Thanksgiving. Happy Birthday everyone! Today went well just as expected. After a few pre-medications Scott's stem cells were hung on my IV pole about 1 pm. By about 1:30 we were done except for some regular monitoring. Scott is my hero and gave me about 9 million(!) new stem cells. Almost a record for one day of collection! It has been wonderful to emotionally turn the corner from beating back cancer to healing from cancer. Time will tell how much of a rollercoaster we are on but like my doctor reminded my today....I will take what each day gives my and remember that the next day can be completely different. I am grateful this Thanksgiving for modern medicine and those who know how to use it to benefit me and my family. I am grateful for all of you and your prayers and words of support. They lift me more than you know. I am grateful for a family that truly are friends. I am especially grateful for my brother, Scott for Emily, Callie and Elizabeth and mostly for my rock, Loren. I am grateful for a Savior who knows each of us and what we are feeling and for a Father in Heaven who loves me. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Paula J Humphrey
    Paula J Humphrey

    Hi Wendi! This is Paula Humphrey. Hello my Precious: I'm at LDS Hospital for the day, not for me, but for my friend Karen H. She has MS and we come here each month to Dr. Foley's clinic (across the street), for her infusion. It's an all day process and she is unable to drive home. I get to come to insure she makes it through the process okay, and then take her home. She is a single sister with two boys (they're adopted). Cory is a junior at Bonneville, Andy is in 7th grade at a military academy. She has some new lesions in her brain, thus the necessity of these infusions. She like you is very amazing and full of faith. Now, how are you doing, and which hospital are you being treated at? Gina told me you had a blog and this is my first time blogging!!! I am so thankful I could communicate with you, and yet not be a bother. I'm downstairs in the LDS cafeteria. I always bring my family history, plus I read on my IPad

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