Sara Whitman

Gone to Rochester

Filed By Sara Whitman | November 30, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: chemotherapy, Rochester, sick sister, stem cell transplant, stem cells

My sister left today. Gone back to Rochester. She believes the treatment will be good, but more important, the home care better.

chemotherapy.jpgIt's true. I have three kids. A job. I cannot take care of her 24/7.

It has been a long year and a half. Going to Savannah, getting rid of the puppy killer, bringing her back here, getting her surgery... I read what I wrote back then and I'm shocked.

She needs a stem cell transplant. This will require many months of intense chemo to kill off all her cells. Then infuse her with new, donor cells. It is tricky but if it works? She'll be cured.

Yes, it could kill her, too.

It's hard. It's a hard day around here. I know she's where she wants to be.

And I miss her.

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I love you and wish that virtual hugs could actually wrap arms around you. Call me if you need anything, Sara. Anything at all.

Thoughts and blessings to life you and your family up. No one should ever have to go through such difficulties! I've lost both my parents and some friends to cancer.