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Today was a good day.  A really good day. It began with the shots Rocky has to give me each morning to help my body increase stem cells to prepare for harvest.  Its a powerful drug set out to do some magic in my body that will eventually work to my advantage. You see in order for me to become my own stem cell donor I have to be able to harvest at least 2 million stem cells. That’s the final part to this Step 1/Phase 1 of 2 called the Harvest. So I do whatever they tell me, I try to stay positive and live in gratitude.   Until then we wait.  We had to walk a block to get a couple of pedicures and a little “me time” this morning.  We think it was well over due. Its Valentines day and thinking back to how my heart is…

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The week has been spent here in Chicago getting all the boxes checked before I report to begin phase one of this stem cell transplant.  Making sure I am completely healthy and that my body systems can handle the stress they need to do to it to begin.   I passed.  We are a go for launch as they say at NASA. Wednesday of this week got the final thumbs up from Dr. Burt.  He answered all my questions, listened to my final concerns and basically we are ready.  Rocky and I celebrated this by heading to a great Chicago restaurant called Topo Gigio.  See a few pics of the place/food:           Got to enjoy one more day of great food, friends and love on Thursday of week one.  Had my amazing friend, Marla and her wonderful husband Stephen braved the approaching blizzard to pick us up…

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