of stc prep and birthdays

Preparation for my stem cell transplant officially started last week!

I’m done with my bone marrow biopsy and although the final analysis won’t be ready until early next week, my oncologist informed me that the initial pathology review was very encouraging. Although the procedure went well, I was “glued” to my bed for 2 days as my hip was sore. (my marrow samples were extracted from my right rear hip bone).

Good thing i was back home in time for Mommy’s birthday last July 14. We had dinner at Lime Tree, a restaurant that serves Southeast Asian Cuisine.

Because of my “restricted diet” I wasn’t able to try their famous roti pratha and curry noodle. I just had a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a very small serving of tofu and mushrooms in olive oil and a half serving of potato cake. Bitin. Bitin. 😦

Cheers to the best Mom in the world! Happy Birthday Mommy! Words are not enough to express my gratitude for your selfless love and devotion. I know we’ve been through a lot and your strength and faith are keeping the family intact. I can’t thank God enough for giving you to me. I love you so much Mommy.

The next day was another big day as my “baby bro” Godo celebrated his 20 plus birthday (he he he he). we went to fisherman’s wharf for lunch, went window shopping (he he he) at pier 39 and then visited the bay aquarium.

As expected, the place was full people and the restaurants are on-SRO. I think we waited for almost 45 minutes for a table. Nevertheless, I really had a great time exploring the area.

Although the trip has practically drained my energy I felt really great because somehow I am now at a “normal” place, living and moving as a “normal” person. I’m experiencing the crowd again, appreciating God’s creation and enjoying a great time with my family. (I’m missing someone though, sigh).

some pictures at the bay aquarium:

Today, I have a scheduled spinal tap at 11am and more tests are scheduled the coming days so please keep me in your prayers. Thank you to those who made comments in some of the entries. I really appreciate it and It really lifts my spirit. God bless all of you. (I’ll answer them all next time promise!)

As I always say…..the journey from brokenman to betterman….continues!! aja! aja! aja!

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5 Tugon so far »

  1. 1

    ricky said,

    God bless sa stem cell transplant mo. alam ko naman na kayang kaya mo yan. i admire your faith in the Lord. Pagaling ka lex.

  2. 2

    etzhel said,

    Wow! Sarap nman ng pasyal nyo 🙂
    Belated Happy Bday Mommy & Baby Bro 😉
    I’m so proud of you, each day becomes one wonderful journey with you. God be with you always… 😀

  3. 3

    shy said,

    God bless lex. i know that God will be with you in this journey. He will remain faithful so hang in there. I’m always praying for you. Take care.

  4. 4

    neens said,

    What a happy post. I’m really glad to see you are doing very well.

  5. 5

    sabbie said,

    thanks for the update my dear. i know you can make it. i believe in you. mwah mwah. i miss yah so much!


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