LINK: PQ - The People Quotient
We are half way to the end of our first 100 days post the SCT and looking forward to having many of our restrictions relaxed (including getting out of the house for anything other than our doctor and hospital visits) come Nov. 30.
Again, all our blood tests and my physical exams with Drs. Nakamura and Lopez were normal and progressive on Tuesday. The GVH (skin rash) is getting better, too. Still not sleeping soundly for more than 2-hour stretches at night, but that should improve in time.
Wrote an anonymous letter of appreciation to my unknown donor this week and delivered that to my caregivers for forwarding to the donor. For the rest of my life, I will be amazed that City of Hope found this near-perfect donor half way around the world. This only confirms that an Almighty Hand was in control. As most of you know, initially, our "first" donor was not available at the time the SCT was originally scheduled; then, my lymphoma returned and we had a delay in the process. Once I was "cleared" again to proceed, the original donor was available at the appointed time. Again: events out of our control proved providential.
Every April, COH holds a donor-host reunion on their Duarte campus. Then, 12 months post the SCT, the separate identities of the donors and hosts can be revealed with mutual consent. We are looking forward to that revelation.