This week has been very emotional for me. I got home from New Zealand and with plane cancellations and missed flights
it took me over 24 hours to get home.
I was literally not able to function from the jet lag. Thankfully,
I am feeling much more normal. A little rest and family time is all that I needed.
Yesterday, Ty and I went to Huntsmen again. The first round of chemo was harsh on Ty. The treatment that they finally decided to do is called SALVAGE. Yes, we do not like this name. I was joking and thinking it should have been called something some positive like SUNSHINE. I know crazy right? Ty told me that in
the hospital he encountered a oncologist that was very discouraging and treated him that he was going to die at any moment. This is hard for any patient and I know that encouragement is so very important. It's vital to stay positive and that is the only
way we look and approach Ty's treatment.
He had to be readmitted to the hospital due to kidney issues after his last treatment. We realize each day can and is a challenge. Right now, we are
dealing with low platelet counts so they probably will have to move the chemo treatments to
three weeks apart. We were sad that both his sister and brother did not match. YESTERDAY... the GREAT NEWS was that they found a donor match for Tyler.
It was a 10/10 or 9/10 match. This is as PERFECT as it gets when it is not a sibling donor.
They told us it was the next best thing to a family sibling match and to consider this to be very good news.
It is more likely that after Ty's allogenic stem cell transplant he will likely have more rejection issues with
rejection and engrafting issues.
It was again an emotional moments when we found that they had found the donor match for my husband. They did not give us any information as of yet as to who the donor is.
I am so thankful and I know so is my
husband. I cannot express who much I want to thank this person and every single person who has went to bethematch.org and registered to donate. This is the ULTIMATE gift to my husband and so many cancer patients. This is the only way to save these transplant patients life. I am overcome with thankfulness that this person choose to be tested. Wow... words are just not sufficient.
While I was teaching in New Zealand, I did a MAKE N TAKE at the crop on Friday night.
I wanted to share the visuals with you and you could recreate something similar.
You will need a MANILA office file folder for the book.
The cover is using BAZZILL white card stock that has been embossed with the TC embosser machine (Craftwell) and the COLLAGE WORD TC embossing folder. The file folders and die cut words are all from my DAILY STORIES FILE FOLDER and Dimensional Butterfly. I even cut the pennants from the bottom of the file folder. I added white seam binding ribbon and my pink flower. (TC liquid adhesive/Xyron).
I called this project THIS IS JUST ME-
I think it's important to document YOU
and your life... who you are.
This is the inside of the folder. I added photos and lift up photo flaps inside the SUNDAY- SATURDAY
large file folder.