Back in May of 2011 I woke up and my 17 1/2 neck was swollen to probably a size 20. This coming Tuesday, November 29th, I will be entering Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City for a stem cell transplant. A lot happened between May and November and I am sure a lot more is going to happen between now and Christmas and well out into 2012.
Writing this blog is as much to let my friends and family know what is going on as it is my own personal therapy. It’s been a long trip that I would not have gotten this far had it not been for my wife, Susann, my friend Theresa, the folks at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and the prayers and good wishes from my friends and family.
I am sure the Gemini in my will have me wandering all over the place, especially as I figure out how to use this blog. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I am sure I will enjoy writing it.
The address here is:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065
Anyone local who might be interested in donating blood or platelets the address of the blood center is:
Memorial Hospital Donor Room
1250 First Avenue (Between 67th and 68th Street)
New York, NY 10065