Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's my birthday too

Re-birthday Picture 1 year old

Today is my re-birthday, a second birth. Even though I don't have a donor cell left in my body, and at times I feel like a poser, I did roll the dice, and the visiting stem cells allowed my big time chemical cocktail to cause my cancer to disappear. Let's hope it's forever. Let's hope that their brief visit in my body was long enough to completed the search and destroy mission.

I feel the odds are good. A shot of chemo usually doesn't last this long.

If not I just plan yet another re-birthday. 

But today is a time to celebrate. And not just because I'm a proud Canadian.  




Blogger Howard said...

Dr Koffman ( Brian ) Congrats on your 1 year rebirth. birthday. May the year ahead be not so dramatic. May the evil invaders not raise there heads in the light of day. May music ,love & laughter fill your days. be well my freind. your Oregon connection , Howard.

ps my wbc dropped from the 17,000 to the 14,000. I think yoga and be happy did it. who would of thunk it...

July 1, 2009 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger E. Kostich said...

Almost forgot about Dominion Day, oh excuse me, Canada Day; heaven forbid the Brits, aka the benevolent dictator, sound too tyrannical;-}

July 2, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Dr. K,

happy look fantastic.......may the big "C" be gone forever.

Praying for a year of peace and quiet.......only good adventures.


July 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Karen O said...

Happy, Happy re-birthday. It is my prayer that it will continue for a very long time, that you will get to celebrate many times over, and that God will pour out even more blessings on you as you help others who are facing similar journeys. Life is sweet, and even when it is not, there are so many things to learn. Take care. Karen Owens

July 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Mikha'el said...

What a great day to celebrate and hope all is well. I have been honored to follow your journey across the miles of the internet and hope for many more birthdays!!!

July 2, 2009 at 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Canada Day, with many thanks for taking us along on your adventure of the last year. You have given us laughter, hope, knowledge, and food for thought along the way. May we share many more adventures - boring medically and life inspiring - in the future!

July 2, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Brian,

Thank you for being an inspiration to those of us who have, and continue to struggle with the "unknowns" regarding our treatments and longevity.

I'm four years post-allo. transplant! I, like you, try to live every day to the "nth" degee!

I continue to send you positive, healing thoughts. Happy B'day!

July 3, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Terry Hamblin said...

Glad to see you're doing so well.

July 7, 2009 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Bob Bennitt said...

Dear Dr. Koffman,
It makes my heart soar to read of your good fortune. You were my favorite doctor, because you were more than a physician. You embodied a positive, sensitive healing energy that continues to heal long after the office visit. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Please continue!

July 7, 2009 at 9:15 AM  

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