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How a stem cell transplant for MS is keeping me on my feet
Living with MS
hsct for ms
mexico for hsct
Sep 9, 2019
I learned a few lessons last weekend. They were pretty profound.
Aug 10, 2019
It's not a competition
I've gone and done it again. This time, I got my sister involved.
May 30, 2019
Bob and weave
I had a wine-with-a-black-coffee-chaser kind of morning.
Mar 28, 2019
Hand me my Ticonderoga
There are few days on my calendar that are written in pen. An average day is fluid and a pencil is the wisest tool. But today was blank...
Mar 12, 2019
One non blonde
Day +330 I realized this morning that It's been a year since I launched this blog. That means you've heard just about enough to speak...
Feb 14, 2019
I need Joel Schumacher
Day +305 It's been 305 days since transplant, 116 days since my first glass of wine, 116 days since my first haircut, 53 days since my...
Oct 3, 2018
I'll just never be ready for Disney
Day +171 It's almost time. My 6-month post-transplant MRI is in three weeks. This MRI isn't a tell-all. It's not giving a pass/fail to...
Jun 7, 2018
I'm easy to find in a crowd
I put a picture of my follicle-y challenged head up on my social media page with hashtag #HSCTlooksgoodonme (I have just one social media...
May 17, 2018
I am not 20
It's 32 days since my transplant. I've been home for 3 weeks. I've rested for a couple of those. Kind of. I've been to baseball games,...
May 8, 2018
Non linear. Thanks.
While you are staring studying my new Mr. Magoo/academic Dr. Evil image, you'll quickly notice that the remaining small patch of hair on...
Apr 25, 2018
Don't call it a comeback
As of yesterday, we're out of severe neutropenia! We are out of the land of do-not-do-this-and-do-not-eat-that! This doesn't mean we can...
Apr 23, 2018
Nothing Rhymes with Neutropenia
I've had the most boring of days these past few. Just laying around all day, consuming calories, multiplying cells, growing an immune...
Apr 18, 2018
Sorry so late, had to party...
I have been meaning to catch everyone up since my last post, but you know how it is the couple of days after a big birthday party... It...
Apr 14, 2018
Who's your Daddy, Stem Cells?!
11.8 million stem cells. [mic drop] [picks mic up and runs a Lysol wipe over it, then sprays down with Lysol, then applies Purell to...
Apr 13, 2018
If this were a musical, the opening scene would be me, lightheaded and flushed, opening the curtains (and wincing at the light) and...
Apr 10, 2018
Step Away from the Phone
It was bound to happen. Something was going to take a turn. I've run out of Grace and Frankie. Halfway through Brooklyn 99. So why not...
Apr 6, 2018
I'm going to try to type like my youngest daughter speaks-- just chop up the words to save time. Today no chemo but my first of 2x/day...
Apr 3, 2018
Yeah, that's a thing. It's the term one of the staff here uses to describe one of the many side effects of the chemo as it first entered...
Mar 8, 2018
I have avoided talking about this. To you, I mean. Matt and I have been talking to them about this all along. I can’t even think about...
Mar 6, 2018
Hugs and Soda Pop
It's funny to think of all the little things that will [hopefully] not be "Bridget normal" after the treatment. I say "Bridget normal"...