A New Beginning

I’ve been trying to be a better person in the last year. One of the big challenges I gave myself was to try living by that old adage, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Notice how long it’s been since I wrote anything?

Since my last post, I’ve been trying to find some way to put a good spin on my new career path and I’m just having a backwash of words building up in my pipes like a men’s room toilet in a bus station…stuffed with TP and a cherry bomb! So while I continue to figure out how to harness the overspray that’s coming, I’m happy to repost my entry from this day last year. Today we celebrate Steven’s 1 year anniversary of his Stem Cell Transplant and we are both filled with joy, hope and gratitude for all the good that is in our lives.

The World According to Alexandra

Stem Cell LabToday is the day.  On the transplant calendar it’s Day 0…To camels it Hump Daaaaaay…For everyone else, it’s just Wednesday! But to the entire 7th floor of Shands Cancer Hospital, today is the start of a new life of health.  Everyone is aware that today is our Day 0,  and I’ve been getting huge smiles and high-fives from all of the staff as I walk up and down the halls.  First thing this morning, I cleared out some of my stuff from Steven’s room and stowed it in the car.  There will be a constant parade of people in and out of here today, and I don’t want anyone tripping over a stray flip flop.

Steven’s stem cells are  coming back to him all cleaned up and defrosted after being frozen for almost a month since collection.  The bags are thawed one at a time as the prior bag gets…

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