I started thinking about time in increments of 2 weeks ...the 2 weeks before she was diagnosed and we were running around Europe without a care in the world. The 2 weeks spent in the hospital after her cancer diagnosis. The 2 weeks where we had to wait for her numbers to get high enough for a biopsy. The 2 weeks from now when she will start the transplant process. The 2 weeks from “Day Zero” (when she receives her stem cells from Eric) that we will wait for engraftment, telling us that she is on her way to recovery. If I just break it down in days or weeks at a time, the transplant becomes more manageable.
Looking ahead, months from now, when this transplant is over with and I envision my beautiful sweet daughter healthy again...I want to see that time in increments of years and years, and her being able to resume the life she was meant to have.