Early-morning word from sister Hannah
This is my first time to post anything to this blog personally. It is ridiculously early right now for a night owl like me. The sun isn't even up in Houston yet, and my ever-vigilant mother is still sawing away at some much-deserved sleep. It has been hard for me to sleep (for a thousand reasons), but I'm glad that I at least woke up in less pain than I was in when I fell asleep. The transplant doctor overseeing my stem cell donation did indeed warn me that the Neupogen injections might trigger migraines.
I can already tell these Neupogen injections are going to make the next few days pretty rough, but I wouldn't hesitate to go through this stem cell donation process a thousand times over, if it gives my Lorelei a fighting chance. I hardly know how she has done it for the past fourteen months, but I'm so humbled to be allowed to carry part of this physical burden for her.Luckily (how funny to say that!), this is a familiar pain that I can manage. And luckily too, the migraine and bone pain did not start until well after Mom and I left the Thunder game in San Antonio last night (Did I mention how the Oklahoma City Thunder donated two tickets for us, should we be up for the trek to the AT&T Center just a few hours from MD Anderson? [We were! Just the exciting distraction we needed, even though our beloved ballers did not defeat the Spurs!])
Thank you--everybody--for your encouragement, prayers, and support. Your role on Team Lorelei is bigger than you imagine.
Posted on Tue, March 12, 2013
by Hannah Decker