Today is a very important day for me.
It is what some people would call my re-birthday, but what we like to call my transplantiversary.
Today, two years ago, I received the life giving donation of 6-some-odd-million stem cells from my big sister. To say that the last 2 years have been a gift is truly an understatement.
Being diagnosed with cancer was something I never expected. Something no one expects, really. And to know that I was able to kick the crap out of it, conquer it, and make it past the various hurdles that have blocked my way is a blessing.
The last 2 years have really been a testament to what it means to truly live, and for what I want my future to be. To share that with you, readers, here are my 2016 and 2017 #bestnine (thanks Instagram!)
While I am a writer at heart, I don’t really have the words to express my utter gratitude for all of the people in my life.
To my sister for moving across the ocean for me and for her life-saving donation.
To the Universe for helping me get through all of the trials and tribulations that have come since my diagnosis on September 1st 2015.
To my mom for her support and for everything she has done to help me stay in Amsterdam
To my husband for being the wonderful human he has always been.
To my in-laws who have made life here just that much easier.
Of course to the rest of my family and friends who have been so supportive and who took the time to come and be with us when they could, and all of the positive energy and vibes they’ve sent.
And to you, reader, whoever you are to me, thank you for following me as I share my story, slowly but surely. If you have sent a prayer or a thought my way through all of this, I appreciate you more than you could ever imagine.
With immense gratitude,