May this new year bring health, opportunities, harmony, and peace to all of us.
I am grateful for starting a new year surrounded by family and friends. I value the support received and the lessons learned in 2014. Most importantly I am grateful for the gift of life.
During the Holidays, my parents and sister Cris visited and spent Christmas with us. We had a great time and celebrated the fact that on Christmas Day I reached 100 days post-transplant. And to conclude the holiday season, we welcomed the new year with my in-laws.
These 100+ days haven’t been easy but I have been patient. I am still in risk of infection and dealing with side effects on my skin associated with Graft Versus Host Disease – a common consequence of the life-saving bone marrow transplants.- However, I started walking and running again, I am not struggling with daily nausea anymore, my hair started to grow back, I am tired but it is manageable, and I will go back to work on January 5; all things considered I am in good shape.
I feel hopeful and I am looking forward to a great and positive year.
Love – Bea