Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day Zero

Patty (Brian's wife) here.
The stem cells from the other side of the world arrived in Brian's room tonight around dinner time and were greeted with awe, and a profound respect for the undisclosed donor. I had imagined I would feel like crying, but instead felt elated and weightless.  As his counts have not yet dropped, Rachael, Nick, Heather, Ben, Laura, Will and I were allowed to be present. A blanket of deep calm filled the room.  Oddly, we resumed familiar pastimes... reading, sketching, embroidery, Sudoku,  joking. To the donor's stem cells: "Welcome home!"


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