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Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Today is Tami's Discharge Day! 100+ Days Post Transplant!

Well the day has finally come. Tami is being discharged as a patient from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance hospital. I haven't spoken to her but I'd imagine there is both happiness and some anxiety in a moment like this.

The doctors, nurses and her PA at the hospital have given her phenomenal care and have brought her so far in the last 4 months since her arrival there. To leave the security of one of the top transplant hospitals in the world probably causes most patients to feel a bit anxious.

So long Seattle!

When she returns home she will still be in good hands and will hopefully continue her post transplant recovery with few complications. The GVHD and infections she's been dealing with will take time to eradicate. By time I'm not talking days or weeks but possibly months and even years. It's all part of the process and I'm certain that Tami will face all of it head on as she has so far.

Her courage at going through the treatments and transplant is pretty overwhelming to me. I can only hope that if something similar ever happens to me I can be as brave as she has been.

I know that once home she will take great comfort in being with her family again and also know that she will still need to be careful and not over do things. Though she will be discharged today she won't leave Seattle until several days later. But this is a reason to celebrate so I wanted to share it with all of you here on her blog!


  1. Congratulations Tami! Now that you have gone through the gauntlet, it's time to rest rest rest and give your body the time to recover and heal. Love thyself.
    Sending hugs and prayers,
    Christine Pechera

  2. I wish you the best in your recovery process, Tami.

  3. YAY!! Such great news for Tami!!! I'm so happy for her. I'm sure it's a relief to be going home to her family.