Cindy Lou

Journal to share my thoughts and daily events with friends and family
in my journey through Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

Sunday, July 25, 2010

4 years of a second chance

Hi Everyone,
I don't know if anyone still checks this, but it is good therapy to put my thoughts into words. It has been 4 years today since I was given a second chance to live. On July 25, 2006 I received life saving bone marrow from my sister, Libby, that saved me from certain death at the hands of acute myelogenous leukemia. I thank the Lord every day for my second chance. It has not been an easy road, physically, financially, or psychologically. However, I am so blessed to be here. It gives you a different perspective on everything in life. Granted we have basically wiped out our retirement savings and I will be working until I'm 70, God willing, but I'm fortunate that I'm able to work at all. I'm fortunate to be able to see the sunrise and sunset each day and view them with awe. I'm blessed with beautiful grandchildren whom I enjoy spending as much time as I can with. I'm blessed with a wonderful husband who does all he can to let me know how much I mean to him. I am blessed with a large extended family with whom I enjoy spending time. All of this was made possible by a small bag of bone marrow donated by my sister and for that I am so grateful!