My Journey

March 24, 2009

Sister’s 50% Half Match Vs Unrelated Donor’s 90% match? Transplant in 1st remission Vs taking chance of postponing it. (125 days from detection)

April 13, 2009

Trip to Temples, holy places, waiting for donor. House finally sold and Fund Raising Stopped. Haplo Match in Isreal looks like best option in absence of donor. (4 months 5 days from detection)

April 30, 2009

WE HAVE FINALLY FOUND A 10/10 MATCH DONOR and how! Vellore it is for transplant. (5 months 10 days from detection)

May 27, 2009

Donor gone on vacation! His complete testing pending. Fingers crossed. Remission continues. (6 months 9 days from detection)

June 17, 2009

Donor turns out to be in-eligible due to age. 6months lost. The grind starts again. (7 months from detection)

August 3, 2009

Cancer came back in July in Haridwar. Rushed to CMC Vellore for Salvage chemo. Life in Vellore. (8 months 15 days from detection)

August 25, 2009

Life hangs by a thin thread. 9/10 Italian Donor finalized for transplant as best option. (9 months 6 days from detection)

September 4, 2009

Cancer enters spine. Treatment started. Donor still elusive. Again a Black Cat in darkroom. (9 months 16 days from detection)

October 9, 2009

7th Oct transplant done. Karva-Chauth day. Complete isolation. (2 days post-transplant)

October 30, 2009

Blood parameters down dangerously. Waiting for a miracle. (23 days post-transplant)

November 28, 2009

Finally discharged from hospital but staying in Vellore for regular checkups. (1 month 21 days post-transplant)

December 16, 2009

Not Suppress Immunity and Risk of Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD). (2 months 10 days post-transplant)