Well there are all kinds of things for m to report to you and almost all of them are really good news! YAY!
1) The one year anniversary of Tami's stem cell transplant is next month!
2) If all goes well at her anniversary recheck she is planning to go back to work the week after 4th of July weekend if her doctor's give her the all clear.
3) Unfortunately Tami is experiencing another mild case of Graft vs. Host Disease. Her doctors are treating it by putting her back on an immunosuppressant drug.
4) While at her anniversary recheck she is planning on signing the confidentiality release in the hopes of being able to directly contact and/or meet her donor someday. In order for that to happen her donor will have to have signed a similar release. Only after both parties have signed the release will the National Marrow Donor Program help facilitate direct interaction between them.
I was chatting with my mom the other day and we are hoping that her anonymous donor will sign his release so that our family can thank him personally for being willing to be a donor and helping to save Tami's life. All we know is that at the time of Tami's transplant he was a 33 year old Asian man who lives in the United States.
In other news Tami is driving again and her hair continues to grow back in. In recent weeks she has also felt stronger for the first time in over a year. She has started doing pilates this week in place of physical therapy to help get her strength back. She says her instructor is a physical therapist so she really knows her stuff :)
To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning
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.