updates on my brother-in-law

My brother-in-law’s surgery was scheduled for 10:30 pm pacific/7:30 pm eastern time tonight. (I didn’t realize the operation was that late.)

There was been a delay. The stem cells, being flown in from another country, won’t arrive until tomorrow morning. Operation is now scheduled for 9:30 am pacific/6:30 am eastern time.

The term “stem cells” might have you wondering. Stem cells don’t only exist in babies and umbilical cords. We have stem cells to. In this case, the stem cells are generated by the donor (who is given medication to speed up their growth). Then hi tech takes over. The whole procedure for the donor is much easier than previously. The procedure for my brother-in-law will be more complex. High tech assistance and skilled surgeons, inject these stem cells into his spine. The idea being, the increased stem cells will attack the cancer.

So, thank you for good thoughts today. Could you carry them over to tomorrow?

Thanks – I do appreciate it.


8 thoughts on “updates on my brother-in-law

  1. phylor January 9, 2015 / 1:10 am

    Thanks, Ellen. I appreciate your good thoughts. The 100 days after the transplant are critiqual, so he will need those thoughts on the road ahead.
    I hope all is good with you and Happy New Years — all the best in 2015


  2. summerstommy2 January 8, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    Positive thoughts carried over till tomorrow…..best wishes


    • phylor January 9, 2015 / 1:12 am

      Thanks! I really appreciate you sending positive thoughts. At times like these, positivity is very important!


      • summerstommy2 January 9, 2015 / 1:13 am

        That’s right. So you stay well too.That’s some positivity your way.


        • phylor January 9, 2015 / 5:55 pm

          Thanks — I can always use positivity in my life.


          • summerstommy2 January 9, 2015 / 6:26 pm

            You are most welcome, its something we can all do with some of from time to time.


  3. Ellen January 8, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    Lots of good thoughts coming your way to you and your brother in law…now and for the road ahead.


    • phylor January 9, 2015 / 1:11 am

      My response is at the top of the page.


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