Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. It has been 9 years since my first stem cell transplant. As you probably know I received my 2nd transplant last May. It didn't last very long, in fact when I was down for my 3 month check they found new lesions in my bones. I took four rounds of oral chemo which I responded to and now I am here for my third transplant. It is called an allogeneic transplant, meaning that it is coming from a donor. I am on track to receive the donor cells on the 29th. I will have to remain n Houston for about 100 days so they can monitor me for graft versus host disease.