It's Sunday evening. My family came up and spent the day with me. My parents have a big snow covered hill in their back yard. So I got to snuggle with Joe on the couch and watch the boys sled down the hill and try to outdo each other with their superior sledding, snowboarding, shovel, little red wagon, and snowball skills. I am learning how important white blood cells are and the effects of not having enough. The goal right now is to get my white blood cell count down to almost zero than as it moves back up to a certain point we will begin to Harvest the stem cells. Those immunities are pretty important and it is a strange feeling to feel my body weaken. Sometimes to the point where I can barely hold up a book to read, but this is temporary and I am told I will start to feel better. We are crossing our fingers that the stem cell collection can begin tomorrow. This will take several days so once again I am learning to be patient! I have a port or tubing in place ready for the process. It is a Pain in the neck! I feel like a science experiment. My kids could take me to school inject colored water into one of the tubes on my neck and see what color I turn just like the classic white carnation experiment! okay that's not really funny but It hurts to laugh!