July 22, 2010 (Thursday)by Sheri Nocelli on 06/14/13
2 Year Transplant Anniversary
Today is my 2 year anniversary with my new bone marrow. It's so incredible to think that two years ago I was so sick, literately to the point of not being able to lift my head out of my hospital bed, and now today I've spent celebrating with all the fun little pleasures in life.... playing Rock Band with my step sons, eating lunch with all the kids, swimming in the pool, painting with my older step son, roasting marshmallows by the fire pit and sleeping in my own bed. I couldn't ask for anything more!
I haven't heard anything yet from the Cancer Center about finding out who my donor is, so hopefully things are running smoothly with that. I hope that they consent to us knowing each other. I want to thank them for everything they've allowed me to grow older to do and see, and for my kids to have their mother around in their little lives. I want them to know who they helped and thank them more than words can say.
In celebration for my 2 year anniversary, we booked a special dinner at Sesame Place called "Dine With Me" where you can have a buffet dinner (something else I wasn't allowed 2 years ago because of the germs), and while you're eating the sesame characters walk around, and pose for pictures and put on private shows. They even surprised me during the "Happy Birthday Song" by announcing my "2 year old birthday" and brought me over a rainbow sprinkled cupcake with 2 birthday candles! It was so much fun, and the kids, Loosh, Justen, Adrian and Luciana all had a ton of fun... almost as much fun as I did!
It was all I could ask for, and the perfect way to celebrate the two year mark of my new marrow.
In other news, my eye problem has gotten progressively worse this past week, with today being the actual worse day so far. My vision has deteriorated rapidly to the point of blurring and double vision. Reading the computer is a major strain and TV I can only handle with sun glasses because the light is so irritating. So I was able to make an "emergency" visit with a new Eye Specialist tomorrow morning in Edison (about 40 minutes away). Hopefully they can treat me properly and I can start to see normal again. 3 months ago I had 20/20 vision, so I can't imagine that this is normal to be so blurry all the time. I will update how that goes, and now I'm going to enjoy the rest of my big celebration day! What's next on the agenda? Maybe more swimming... that's what life's about :)