Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all great dads in the world! especially mine.

Thank you dad for teaching me to create and enjoy music.

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Day 32 Post Transplant

I didn't lose my eyebrows. LOL!
I didn’t lose my eyebrows. LOL!

Today is day 32 post transplant!!! I am tired but feeling better. This is the first time I have a day off and I don’t have to go to the hospital!!!

After the transplant I was feeling well, just tired. However, days later I started struggling with constant nausea and headaches that I have never experienced before; it was rough. Also I lost my hair on day 13.

During this 30 + days I go to the hospital 7 days a week to check my levels and to make sure that I am doing ok. I have to wear a mask most of the time to avoid bacteria and infection. So far I have received a round of platelets and two blood transfusions.

Two days ago I was allowed to go to a public space and we went to the groceries (wearing my mask), It was interesting to see the reaction of other shoppers when they saw me. 🙂

The Mask
This the mask I have to wear.

I want to take the opportunity to thank my husband Dave, my in-laws and Marsha who have served as caregivers and have been patient with me particularly when I don’t feel great. Thank you to my parents, sisters, family, friends, and colleagues that are praying and always ready to help.

Thank you very much for the lovely cards, flowers, gifts, and thoughtful posts on my blog and Facebook which always make me smile. I am grateful for the encouragement and love.

Regarding Music:  Many of you know that my talented sister Cris is on the show “La Voz” (The Voice) in Mexico. She passed the blind auditions, became a member of #TeamYuri and will be in the battles this Sunday. For my friends in Mexico tune in this Sunday at 8:00 pm. Thank you for supporting my sister.

Con todo Cris!!!
Con todo Cris!

Love, – B

The Best Animated Short Film 2012

This is the first time I watch the Academy Awards entirely and it was an ok experience. I was not surprised with the results since in these days of real-time media and social media, information is leaked and we immediately learn about an event through twitter/Facebook before our favorite newspaper.

Great and unforgettable films are those that connect with our feelings and somehow turn us into protagonists of the story. Today I came across a film that in my opinion, made the Academy Awards worthwhile: “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, movie awarded with the Oscar to the Best  Animated Short Film. A great story with a beautiful message about books and how magical they are. The music is lovely. Worth watching!