What is donor leukocyte infusion?This is what the doctors are looking at right now, since no more chemo or another transplant can be done. Do you know of anyone who has done this? I had never heard of it until last week.
I am very grateful for my husband. He is just my sweetheart and I love him so much. His pain is back right now in his back and hip and he is stubborn. He does not like to take pain medication. Thankfully, this morning we are seeing his doctors. I am sure they can direct and guide us on knowing what course we should take. I have to say that it's so hard to see the person that you love more than anything in pain. He never complains. He is trying to be strong. I got up around 4 am and tried to massage the pain. I know it didn't take the pain away, but I think the power of touch and being together is important. I cried knowing I can't take away his pain. I am sure he will eventually want relief and take something. I won't give up hope for Ty. We want more time together and we are doing everything we can. Just know that many of you may not know that Ty has tried much more than chemo and the transplant. Ty did the holistic journey when he first found out he had cancer. It came to a point, he had to do chemo or he would have been died. His entire body was in pain and his lymph nodes were massive in size. They kept growing and we knew dealing with an aggressive blood cancer was going to be a challenge.
We don't know what the future hold. Who does? We can only be THANKFUL for the day. As many of you know, I have two teenage boys who are reminding me that LIFE has to go on. I have to be there for them and make our home "as normal" as "normal" can be in a horrible situation. The boys have great strength. Just this morning, before school, Zach and I shared how fortunate we are to have such a family that LOVES each other so much. We call ourself... a team. We are united like a TEAM to be a forever family. Zach and Ty have grown so close. They have each other and they lean on their sisters a lot right now. They have special conversations with each other. I know that they are scared, worried, sad, and yet they are very optimistic in knowing and believing that "it's all going to be okay." Our faith is strong and we believe that life does not end here on earth. We know that when we die (which all of us will do eventually), we are going to be together forever and our love does not end here on earth. We feel God in our home. We want to be together forever. This is what get's us through the sadness and allows us to still smile and be GRATEFUL. There are lots of laughter, happiness and (sitting with Ty) watching lots of Family Feud, the World Series, the Voice and my favorite- Shark Tank at our home. Precious moments and we are still making memories.
It is because of his BIG love and belief in me that I am speaking at CHA. It is because of him and our children that I dreamed BIGGER. It is because of YOU who support me that I am doing what I love. I hope all retailers, online stores, distributors, designers and friends will join me at CHA to speak.
I will be speaking before CHA starts on Friday January 9th at the Anaheim Convention center from 10:30am-11:30 am. As a CHA member, you can attend for free. If you are not a CHA member you can still come and it is $15.00 plus the registration fees. I know that they have added a blogger inclusion this year to include bloggers at the tradeshow. I would invite and love for you to join me if you are going. I am very fortunate that all of my children will all be attending to support their mother. To them, I am just mom.
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