I only allow that which is good into my life: No one can depress you. No one can make you anxious. No one can hurt your feelings. No one can make you anything other than what you allow inside. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dee Dee and I are a week away from another moving day. After eight months of residence in a "senior living" complex for the first time in our lives, we came to the conclusion that while we meet the minimum age requirements for this location (55+), we are really not yet "seniors." Hence, the relocation 1.8 miles to a new community called "The Crossing." (see photo below).
Even though we have "crossed" into a premature (some would say) start of our retirement years due to the immune system issues arising from treatment for mantle cell lymphoma, we are not yet resigned to joining the senior class. So, the new community, while brand new, is a multi-generational site that remains convenient to the location of our daughters in North Orange County, California. Here is their website: (CLICK LINK)
Bone marrow transplants, aka stem cell transplants (SCT) offer a second chance for people with life-threatening blood cancers and other hematologic malignancies. I know because I am one of the SCT success stories from the place known as City of Hope (COH).▶ COH performed its first bone marrow transplant in 1976. Since then, thousands of patients from virtually every state and dozens of countries have undergone bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplants at COH.▶ Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells, usually derived from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood.▶ It may be autologous (the patient's own stem cells are used), allogeneic (the stem cells come from a donor) or syngeneic (from an identical twin).▶ It is a medical procedure in the field of hematology, most often performed for patients with certain cancers of the blood or bone marrow, such as multiple myeloma, lymphoma (my DX) or …