Enjoying the snow

Enjoying the snow

Had a great day enjoying the snow with Gabriel but I’d rather be on the beach. I haven’t had a vacation in 4 years and I’ve earned a vacation. I still have my graft vs host disease post transplant which makes me very sensitive to cold or extreme temperatures. The […]

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Day 95 post transplant

Day 95 post transplant

Good am! Happy Day 95 post transplant. Here’s one of my updates I sent to my awesome Fox family in Austin. Forgive the 3-2-1. Lol. Cesar Osvaldo Aldama and I were trying to record as fast as we can before Gabriel started to try to dance in the shot. It’s […]

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Day 48

Day 48

I might be able to see Gabriel one week from today!! While i’m doing great (the usual challenges and pains) it simply means is that my doctors feel I have enough white blood cell counts to safely be nearly 2 hours from the hospital in the event of a fever […]

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Day 42 The battle begins

Day 42 The battle begins

Graft vs Host Disease has arrived. Doctors call it a good thing despite the pain I’m in. Here’s my video to explain why.

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Day 35 video journal

Day 35 video journal

Good news for day 35 but this respiratory virus has me down. Lots of patchy moments including this update. This was all I had today. Sorry for the tears.

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Day 29

Day 29

Happy thanksgiving everyone. Cesar and I wake up feeling so blessed. We may be away from Gabriel but honored to be celebrating the gift of life and also the gift of amazing friends. Thank you for being our support team and keeping us strong. We love and appreciate each friend. […]

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Day 24

Day 24

Day 24 was a great day for the most part. Counts are mostly on the rise. The whites dropped a few points but the neutrophils, the most important part of infection fighting whites did go up from 1.28 to 1.19 to today 1.41. Big progress. Platelets are also up from […]

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Papi #ArmoringUp

Papi #ArmoringUp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKBN7xQNXGE Look who is #ArmoringUp. Talk about a gift. My dad, age 73, tells me that he feels so good from eating right and walking that he felt like jogging today. He hasn’t gone running in years after 2 hip replacements. He once ran marathons and thought he wouldn’t have […]

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Day 22

Day 22

Day 22 What a day! The great news is my counts are GOING UP!!!! My white blood cells went from it’s tumble of 1200 to 1500 and now 2200!!!!! This is fantastic. Also great… i’m making my platelets on my own with my sister’s marrow we hope. I went from […]

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Day 21 video journal and NEW look

Day 21 video journal and NEW look

Week 3 brings more ups and downs. Apart from tears for Gabriel I feel great physically. Here’s my video update and a look at my new do. White count dropped slightly from 1,560 to 1,540 Neutrophils ( a type of whites that fight infection) UP !! Went from 820-880 I […]

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