It’s official – I’m cleared to donate bone marrow. Less than two months to go! I’ve connected with so many of you asking about the process, what it’s like, and how you can help. So, I’ll continue documenting my journey and hope it inspires you to make a difference today 🙂
I spent the majority of today at the cancer center of the hospital for testing, x-rays, bloodwork, and an EKG. I also met with the doctor who will be performing the procedure along with a bunch of the support staff members. Was it scary? No. I was in a huge, comfortable room in a glamorous gown and in great care. Throughout the process, I was surrounded by patients receiving chemo and in the depths of their cancer treatment, which is incredibly humbling and I don’t have the words to describe what it feels like to be completely healthy in a sea of “sick.” I left feeling so grateful for my ability to donate a small part of me to help save a life. I just wish it was more.
There you have it! I’ll go back for one more round of testing right before the donation to make sure all of my levels are accurate and then the donation will take place. Thanks so much to all of you for your support, thoughts, and encouragement. Even better? I’d love it if you could send the same positive vibes to my little toddler patient – let’s hope all of this does indeed save a life!