If you are visiting here for the first time, please read the Story Begins Page first: https://libby.life/the-story-begins/ before you read further.
If you are returning, we invite you to share the journey through the Journal. Libby feels strongly that this website is not about HER. It is about sharing all of our journeys together. Everyone is going through something. We invite you to go to the Contact page and send us a blurb and one of us will reach out to you explain how to share on the website. Continue reading “If You Haven’t Read This, Please Start Here”
Lots of good things have happened since my last post. “Every Cell is Well!” I had a clear PET scan a month ago! I had a colonoscopy to remove some irritated polyps and it’s all good. Continue reading “A Long Overdue Update”
It has been a while since I have posted an update and right off the bat, I want to tell you that I am feeling great and my bloodwork yesterday matches my feelings! It’s day 101 since my transplant on February 26 and I am filled with joy and hope for the future. I am Praising the Lord for this new lease on life. Continue reading “Day 101!”
It’s been a few weeks without an update and since I have been on a very large dose of steroids, I’ve been feeling good albeit jittery and I’m trying my hardest to gain weight and stay focused. Lol. Continue reading “I am Grateful! (Day 69 post transplant)”
I’ve been having stomach/colon issues off and on for a week. At my appointment with my doctors on Monday, my Eosinophls were high again, and with my stomach issues on top of that, they were concerned. Continue reading
It is the morning of day +51! I’m sipping a little coffee this morning hoping it goes down ok. I am calm and meditative and taking some time to pray for what and who comes in my mind. Continue reading “Every Day is a Winding Road!”
The latest from Libby: I’m feeling pretty good. Just finishing lunch at California Kitchen after another positive appointment and labwork at Emory.
Dr. Waller popped in as a surprise. He said that he just wanted to say hello since I was always so fast coming in and out. He said that if you have not had to see a doctor yet in the clinic then you are doing great! He said it twice! Joel, the PA, had been in and although there are a few blood counts are low and a few that are high, he said my blood work looks perfect! Of course with caveats! Evidently at day 44 it’s perfect!
Still feeling shaky at times with off and on nausea and lots of fatigue. I’m hoping the fatigue will diminish as I continue with my cardio/full body fitness plan. Yay, I gained two pounds back since Monday! I don’t want to lose any more muscle mass than I already have. Eating more calories each day even though I have no appetite or taste seems to be working.
What a great day! Praise the Lord!
Every Cell is Well!
The news is all good after clinic today! My new immune system is performing really well. All of my blood work looks great for this stage! I did not need any IV fluids. I am at day + 41! Continue reading “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it?”
On day 30 after the Bone Marrow Stem Cell transplant they took blood from Libby to determine the progress of the engraftment process and determine what percentage of the blood in my body is still hers and how much is the donor’s. They check for 2 compartments including T cells and B cells. This is called Chimerisms.
The results came in yesterday that she has 100% donor T cells and 100% B cells. This is a great thing! She is so excited! This is a really good sign that everything is going great! The mood around the house after this news was celebratory!!!!
Thank you for your continued prayers for her body to accept her new cells and that they flourish, that her side effects of nausea and fatigue are well managed, and that her donor is thriving! Every Cell is Well!
Here’s a quick little update from Libby below. As you can see she is right on track, but isn’t feeling great and still needs your prayers!! Continue reading “A Brief Update from Libby”