Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Who's afraid of long needles?
From The Wife:
Well, today we got the surgery date. Marco is scheduled for surgery next week Thursday, May 1st.
M&M (Marco) was asking if we could request to have the same recovery room at City of Hope because he loved the view. He was trying to figure out what the menu read and what he liked from the menu.....I told him I loved the cream of wheat and the ice cream and he couldn't remember what he liked.
Everyone is doing a little better this time around knowing that M&M is being taken care of at COH. Like we all said from day one - we know he is a fighter and nothing will bring him down. We will help him fight-on and we will rally together to get M&M through this again.
I would like to take this time to thank Weezy for being brave at the donor center at COH. One Day at a Time, The Wife and Weezy gave it their all to donate blood for the up coming surgery for M&M. In case blood is needed, it will be used by someone in need of blood.
Well as the day went on we all got brave and walked in the center determined to donate blood. Little did we know we would be faced with a thousand questions that made you think twice about going to the next level (there was three steps to be approved) all for the good of the patients at COH.
As we all followed in a row through each step it looked like we would all be eligible to donate. I was first to be called and was rejected because of my hip surgery 5 months ago. That feeling of rejection was harsh. I walked out of the room with my head hanging in disappointment. One Day at a Time passed me by with a smile on her face knowing she would be donating and not even five minutes passded and she too came out with her smile upside down...rejected! We waited for Weezy to come out as well. She was taking a lot longer than we all did.
We were all laughing. Weezy would be the one to be eligible to donate! She was the main one not sure if she could go through it in the first place because of the long needles. We were very proud of her bravery and came out like champ with a new T-Shirt.
Posted by Moshura's Sister at 12:44 PM