Monday, July 11, 2005

this is it

Today is Day Zero. So far nothing has happened yet. The stem cell infusion will happen at around 10 or 11am. Am i excited? Only a bit, amazed at the wonders of modern medicine. I am about to replace my whole blood production system with my brother's, and i'm more taken aback by the unnaturalness of the whole shabang. The blood that has kept me alive for the past 27 years will cease to exist in a few days. A new one will start, to keep me alive for another 27 or more, insyaAllah. This is why people who have had transplants always say they have two birthdays i guess. Pain gauge so far: physical - 0%, emotional - 20%.

See you later, with some pictures, perhaps.