Let’s Get it Started in Here!!


Well, it’s been two weeks since my stem cell transplant coming out announcement and I have been frantically putting together this blog, so that I can begin my cyber-diary of the events leading up to my transplant in April, 2013.  A very special thanks to my fantabulous blog wizards, Phyllis and her son, Morgan, in Atlanta, for helping me to make this all happen in such a short span of time.  Holy widget!!  Mom and I have been making travel arrangements, ordering birth certificates, visas and passports, buying luggage (I haven’t flown in 20 years!), all while trying to prepare for the holidays.  It’s all working out, but time is flying by.

I wanted you all to know that people have been coming out of the woodwork to show their support, and it has been incredibly humbling.  I was so afraid that people would think I was some crazy nutbucket for considering this treatment, but, for those who really know me, that’s just not how I roll.  I am a researchaholic, and I am 100% certain that I have made the right decision.

Now, about this blog…Although what I’m about to have done is incredibly serious, I am going to be keeping this site as light and fluffy as possible, even though, there will be days that may be a little dark and desperate (feel free to cover your eyes or have a glass of wine to get through it).  Therefore, I plan on titling each of my posts with a song title or lyric that represents what’s going on or maybe how I’m feeling about my situation on any particular day.   It should be quite comical.  I hope you play along, and, before you know it, it will be mid-June and I’ll be back in the Cove, convalescing. 

Please note that I will be posting my blog posts on Facebook as well, and you have the capability to get my posts sent to you via e-mail by signing up on the lower right-hand side of this page.  That’s what I did when I followed Amy Peterson’s blog, and it was like getting a juicy little morsel of info/updates every morning in my e-mails.

Last, but not least, please note the fundraising thermometer to the right.  I’m going to do my best to “Raise the Roof” in an effort to put a dent in the expenses that will be incurred during this gamechanging endeavor.  In addition, under the “Fundraising Efforts” tab above, you will find instructions on how to donate at any local M&T Bank as well as information regarding any upcoming fundraising events.

Thank you all for your continued good vibes, now…Let’s Get it Started in Here!!

9 responses »

    • Cannot wait to read the updates! Being 200 miles away it’s a little hard to hug you, so give yourself a virtual high 5! You are one of the bravest and strongest people I know! (am I going to need a supply of tissues by my computer?) Love ya!!!!!!

      • I could not agree moore to this comment!!!
        4 March I am going to the good doctor F in Russia. I leave him tip-top ready for you Brooke!!

  1. So proud of you, Mom! I’ll be there in your heart during all of the tough days spent in Russia. Remember what you always taught me … This too shall pass ❤

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