Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It Has Been Done

I got the vaccine this afternoon.
I was very anxious to begin with, then it seemed like forever before I actually got the shot itself. The shot isn't actually on premises- it's in a lab about an hour away so they don't order it until I show up and get cleared for it. Then I wait.
The shot burned a bit, but I was thinking to myself "If you can handle getting a tattoo for an hour, you can handle a little discomfort that will save your life." After I got the shot, the nurses took vitals every 10 minutes for 30 minutes then I was free to go.
Easy enough.
My friend, Becky, fought cancer and she had a good point... She had a bone marrow transplant that saved her life. She said it was like having a blood transfusion. It saved her life- and that it's possible that something so 'simple' could be the answer and change the rest of your life.
I go tomorrow for a blood draw in Dallas, then I'll fly home. I will have a blood draw every day this week, then every Monday until the next shot. The lab where I have to get the blood draw is about an hour's drive from my house- but no worries.
I can't wait to get home to my beautiful girls. I miss them like crazy. Though it's been a fun week- I didn't stop missing them for one second. I even got a tattoo of their names so I can have them with me everywhere. That pic coming soon since this post is by phone.
Did I ever mention that this study only took 50 participants? And that I was number 50? Lucky indeed WHEN this works.


  1. It will work Rachel, so happy you will be home soon with your girls......:-)Hugs

  2. Glad to hear that everything went as planned! Sending you hugs, and lots of love... Carla G.

  3. I hope the vaccine is working already!!!!!

  4. I'm with you in spirit! Keep moving...

    Sheboygan Dan