Dr. Strickland, my hematologist from Vanderbilt, called yesterday morning. They got confirmation that I have one person who is a full match and they are waiting to hear back from four others. One of those had already had their blood sent and the other two were having their blood drawn yesterday. My case was discussed at the weekly transplant team meeting yesterday afternoon and I have been assigned my nurse practitioner (who will be my liaison, contact, etc.) throughout this whole process. He says the CRNP will be calling me soon to set up my 3 days of tests and such.
So it looks like things really are on track for this to happen. I need to call my niece and set up a time for her to cut my and DD#2's hair. Both of us have very long hair. DD can sit on hers. We are going to donate our shorn tresses to Locks of Love. DD's hair will still be long, but mine is going to be very short. I am going to have it permed curly and have red (true red, not typical red hair red) highlights put in it. That way when my hair falls out from the chemo treatments, it won't be like it is MY hair. LOL
This morning I'm off to my doc to see him and get lab work done. Today is also a transfusion day of both platelets and red cells, so I'll be there until sometime this afternoon.
Thank you again to all of you who donate blood and platelets. There is such a shortage and you are saving lives every day.
February 2017 Newsletter
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