Second Bone Marrow Transplant

The second and hopefully final autologous stem cell (bone marrow) transplant for Geraldine begins tomorrow, January 20th, 2009. I’ll post more info as I discover it. She will be heading to Richmond for about a month or so, and has been told that this transplant will be rougher than the first. However, I think she’ll actually fare better because of several factors such as familiarity with the process, her incredible resilience and her ability to snap back more quickly from this than the typical transplant recipient. Also, she seems more focused this time, and that will be the key to ensuring a speedy recovery. I strongly encourage everyone in her life to do whatever it takes to support her in staying focused on healing and getting through this.

7 Responses to “Second Bone Marrow Transplant”


  1. 1 Kim January 19, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Geraldine,
    First and foremost, you will always be part of my “circle”. : )
    Malcom put it best when he said that being your friend has improved his life. Knowing you is one of the highlights of my adult life. You continue to motivate and entertain me. I am beyond proud to call you a friend and will continue to cheer for you to anyone that will listen. Be strong, lovey. I love you more than you know and can’t wait to see you on Sunday.

  2. 2 Vanda January 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Dear Geraldine,
    you are getting nearer to the end of the tunnel and a beautiful, bright, clear sky is waiting for you. Sunny days will be shining for you and many more years to come and enjoy with Viviane, Martine, Andrew and all the ones who love and care for you.
    Be strong, just as you can be. La Bonne Mère will be looking after you and waiting for your visit to her shrine in Marseille.
    Love and prosperity.

    Vanda

  3. 3 Harvey Lynch January 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Hello Geraldine,

    Once again you head off for treatment, and I know that it will be a rough road for several weeks. All of us out here are routing for you, each in their own way, and we are many! Even though I am far away I’ll be with you in thought and spirit. We all look forward to you rejoining us to share our Lives, Laughs, and Love. Close your eyes, and I’ll reach my hand out through the Ethernet to take your hand and give it a squeeze from your loony man.

    Love,

    Harvey

  4. 4 Boris Maitre January 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    La dernière ligne droite!!! Tiens bon! Je suis certain que tout va bien se passer!
    Buena suerte desde Barcelona!!
    A tout bientôt!

    Boris

  5. 5 Nicole January 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Geraldine, quand je t’ai vu l’autre jour, j’ai su que tout irait bien pour toi. Ton sourire, tes remarques malicieuses, ton regard limpide indiquait bien ta volonte de te battre et de vaincre ce mal en toi! Je n’en ai aucun doute….
    Je lis toujours avec emotion ton site; tu t’exprimes si bien, si clairement et surtout toujours avec droiture, franchise et humour!
    Petit Coeur, prends soin de toi…. sois a l’ecoute de ton corps et donnes lui le temps de reprendre son energie et sa vitalite. C’est tres important. Laisses ton esprit nous rejoindre, ceux qui pensent a toi a tout moment, qui t’envoient leur amour. Tu auras d’autres combats a affronter, mais il te faudra toutes tes forces. Alors, Petit Coeur, laisses toi soigner, laisses ton corps se cicatriser.
    Il y a autour de toi une chaine d’amour invicible, ne l’oublies pas, mais dans les moments les plus cruels. Tres fort je t’embrasse, Nicole

  6. 6 Courtney January 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Hello my dear! I am with you in spirit and thinking of you. I love you so much.

  7. 7 Risa January 23, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Hi there-

    Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you. I hope you are having a “good” day.

    xoxo-
    ~Risa


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