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Home from Stem Cell Transplant

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*Impoorted from my Old Blog*
I am finally home from St. Luke's Medical Center last Thursday after my Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation - my second to the last hope in my battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (a miracle being the last hope). The procedure was done last March 3 - which we fondly called Day 0. My first day as a new person, given a new lease at life.
I've been in the hospital for almost a month. I was given a high-dose chemotherapy regimen to prepare me for the transplant. I owe my life to my stem cell donor, my eldest brother Fidel. Thank you for sharing your blood with me - I can now literally and figuratively say that the same blood are flowing through our veins.
Thank you - To my parents, whose emotional and financial support seems to be inexhaustible. To my brothers and sisters who took turns in watching over my every needs. To my lola, for being a source of strength. To Mike, whose unconditional love gave me the courage to lift up my head and say that I a…

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