Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11: First Re-Birthday!

It is officially one year since my bone-marrow transplant (BMT)!

Today is my first re-birthday and I couldn't be happier.  Those who have gone through a BMT would fully understand what this day is all about.  I am beyond words.  I have no words that can truly capture what I'm feeling.

At the 8 AM mass, all I could utter were, "Thank you." I hope it is sufficient. I do hope I am worthy.

I didn't have a cake, so I just used one of my pill containers - "May cause dizziness."

Later that day, Kepi took me out for an Italian lunch, and we shared a slice of Lemon Cream Cake. The cake was delicious and we loved it.

This was taken on January 11, 2014. This bag took almost 6 hours to infuse.

The photo above was taken on Day 0, the day I got infused with my donor's cells.  I still remember it like yesterday.  I cried.

My heartfelt gratitude to my family, friends and everyone who gave me that extra push to keep going. Thank you to my donor.  Thank you God for giving me a second chance in life.

13 comments:

  1. Oh congratulations on your first rebirthday. Here's to a whole lot more. Praying that you'll be back to your normal routine including all the traveling you used to do. So happy for you.

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    1. Thank you, Photo Cache. Oh how I miss traveling. This is a big week of tests.

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  2. Happy 1st re-birthday, Kayni. Here's to many more re-birth days for you. Keep the faith and stay strong! :)

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    1. Thank you. I will keep the faith and I will remain strong.

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  3. Dear Kayni, I am so happy for you. You are looking great. Happy first re-birthday.

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  4. Happy first re-birthday, Kayni! Keep going and stay strong. take care always.

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  5. Happy, happy birthday, Kayni. I agree with Loree. You really are looking great. :)

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  6. A belated happy re-birthday to you Kayni!! I've been out of the blogging loop too for about two years so haven't visited your blog, so I'm backreading like crazy here :) . My God, what a journey you had! And the courage to go through all that. Kudos to you! Keep going! And congratulations!!

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    1. Thank you, Lui.

      It seems that a number of bloggers have been on hiatus or have just completely stopped writing.

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