It seems I have been looking forward to this day for so long and it's finally here. From what I'm told, it's quite a monumental day for people of the transplant community. I've been told that for someone that has undergone a bone marrow stem-cell transplant, two years means that the possibility of a relapse significantly lessens. I face this day with so many emotions, excitement and joy, is front and foremost.
Even though I haven't received the results of my biopsy yet, I believe it's going to be good news!!! I feel that I'm finally wanting to move forward. In fact, this blog has helped me on that journey. It's so therapeutic to put in writing and words the journey I have been on. The journey has been long with many struggles which have been balanced out with the many blessings of my current health and being able to be surrounded by my family and friends. I know that there will be some struggles, but those are just minor compared to what it was. I began emotionally feeling this momentous day, on and off, yesterday. I found myself tearing up and even have found myself this morning doing the same thing. But these tears are not of sadness, they are tears of gratitude, tears of hope, and tears of wonder. I truly believe I have come full-circle and I am looking so forward to what's next.
I'm moving forward with hopes of a brighter future and whatever obstacles may try to disrupt this journey, I know I will be able to conquer those obstacles that lie ahead. I truly believe that those obstacles are what keep us grounded. They keep us motivated, they keep us fighting for the better, and help us to appreciate the "gift of life" and all the splendid things it offers.