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Thank you for sharing the inspiring story about your role in mentoring Sky as she faced and eventually came through her stem cell transplant. God bless you both!
Wow, I agree, it certainly feels like you were meant to help and support all of us here as we embark on our respective journeys on this daunting road.

I have read and re-read your words today and I can’t tell you how much they help me feel calmer and less anxious. You speak with hard-earned authority about this experience but your compassion and positive attitude are the most inspiring.
I feel a little stronger knowing you are all here to support me and by extension, my husband, as we prepare ourselves for what is necessary to endure for his second chance at life.

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Good morning, Mary. I read your lovely reply yesterday. That means so much to me to know that I am making a difference. It is my goal to offer calming reassurance and hope to anyone facing AML (or any leukemia) and possible bone marrow transplant, that there is life on the other side of all the medical drama.

Aw, wasn’t that just the coolest story about Sky? I was so honored to have been part of her journey. It shows the value of this forum, where we members can come together to help guide others through uncharted territory.

No doubt, both you and your husband will have a ton of questions popping along the way. There will be new terms and vocabulary tossed at you, medications, procedures, tests, etc.. Initially, it will feel like everything is coming at you all at one time and a bit overwhelming. Trite but true…take one day at a time and things won’t feel quite so daunting.

As your husband’s caregiver for the SCT, you’ll be involved with all of his appointments. I’m guessing you already have one but just in case, tuck a little journal in your bag for note taking. Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification from his team members. BMT/SCT teams are amazingly compassionate, caring people! So they will be your husband’s new family. There may be some rough days but wow, when your husband comes out on the other side of this, he’ll feel rather invincible. We chimeras (people with 2 sets of DNA) have super powers! 😉

In the meantime avoid Dr Google, just trust the process and his doctors. Your husband is being well taken care of as he goes through his AML treatments. His new future awaits. ☺️ Keep me posted on his progress please! When is his next round of chemo?