10-26-10  Tuesday  Day –1 

Status:  8.75/10.  Still experiencing some nausea and vomiting, and along with it anorexia.

Events:  My transplant is being flown to BWI airport and couriered right to me, should arrive about 1 am and be infused over several hours.  We do know it’s of the same blood type, but who or where it’s coming from is kept secret from us.  If after 1 year if both parties are interested they will make plans for us to contact each other. 

Comments:   Tomorrow, Day 0, will become my new birthday. And we’ll await the stems cells in find their home and provide me with a new immune system.

  We’ll let you know how it all went tomorrow.




29 Responses to “”

  1. Bill Israel and Eileen Breslin Says:

    Our prayers are with you for your new birthday, Bruce. We’re sending our very warmest to you and Lisa, and the kids….healing thoughts, from one end to the other! Love, Bill and Eileen

  2. Ed Baker Says:

    God bless you Bruce and good luck!


  3. Catherine Says:

    Very exciting!! Your patience amazes me. Love to you.

  4. Reggie & Fred Says:

    Counting down to celebrating with you, Bruce! Our thoughts are with you every minute. We love you all. Reg & Fred

  5. Judy and Ken Freedman Says:

    We look forward to celebrating with you and your family! We continue to send our very best wishes and prayers!!!
    Judy and Ken

    P.S. Does this mean I will now be older than you?????

  6. Julia Fischer Says:

    Sending healing energy with Golden images of your new immune system settling into your bones. My thoughts with you and the family. Julia

  7. Alpa and Ken Says:

    Finally, finally, finally! Good luck!!! (Sounds like you are getting to blast off with all this T-minus stuff).

  8. Marsha Says:

    Happy Birthday, my friend! Can’t wait to celebrate with the new 2010 model – we’re sending high energy vibes your way. Our very best wishes are with you.


  9. Leslie Singman and Family Says:

    I feel like I have been holding my breath waiting for the blastoff! Tomorrow is a great day to a new beginning and maybe this person has had more viruses than you had, so things you thought you could catch in the future, now maybe you won’t! Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
    Leslie and the rest of us Singmans

  10. wendy Says:

    houston counting down…this is going to be the best part of the story about the miracle of donors sharing to save a life.. The miracle awaits you and then you can go on Oprah to share the story god bless and lots of white light coming your way

  11. Blake and Amy Golding Says:


    Fortune favors the bold. Tomorrow will be an unbelievable journey and we look forward to celebrating the new you in the near future. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.


    Amy and Blake

  12. Johnny Says:

    Bruce. You, your anonymous donor, your family, your doctors — all of ‘Team Bruce’ — are in our thoughts every minute. Those little stem cells to the rescue! We love you and send you thousands of healing kisses, prayers, laughter. Big love to Rachel, Ethan and Lisa. xxxJohnny and Lake

  13. Debbie Blum Says:

    It’s 1:30 am on Day 0, and I am up working on a paper for graduate school, and thinking of you as those stem cells are being infused and finding their way to their new home. I am sending lots of positive, healing thoughts your way, and wishing you a new happy birthday. Love, Debbie

  14. Beth Says:

    Happy Birthday Bruce! Today is also my daughter Aly’s 17th birthday! Great day to celebrate! We look forward to celebrating this day for many years to come!
    Sending you many healing thoughts and prayers…..

    Much love
    Cousin Beth

  15. Henry Miller Says:


    Recall Pasteur’s observation that “luck favors only the prepared mind.” Well, you and those caring for you are as prepared as is humanly possible.

    Good luck on this daunting but necessary adventure.


  16. Dave Swedlow Says:

    Good luck and happy birthday to you and the new marrow.

  17. Wally Schlech Says:

    Birthdays are great = your new marrow and our youngest Mike, 22 on the 26th!

  18. Charlie Dan Says:

    Good luck Bruce! It’s been a long time coming, and we’re all hoping it goes without a hitch.

  19. Susan and Larry Says:

    Bruce, Wishing you much success with the transplant. Our prayers are with you. You will also share a birthday with Susan. Oct. 27th. Get well soon.Love Susan and Larry

  20. Andy Lemer Says:

    Gives new meaning to the old standard, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life!” Best wishes for many more years.

  21. Sheryl Stolberg Says:

    Happy Birthday!
    There is something so deep and profound in all of this, your marrow — your very essence, your core — being replaced, replenished, renewed. I will remember this day, October 27, always and think of you. Much love, on this special day and every day.

  22. Kathy Shands Says:

    Happy Birthday, Bruce. May your post-transplant course be uncomplicated! Love, Kathy & Joe

  23. esperanza Says:

    That’s big birthday party you are having Enjoy, not every body gets to have two birthdays. Loved being there at the first one.

  24. Laurie Samuels Says:

    Warm wishes for a successful transplant, strength and perserverance. Love and support continue to be with you and Lisa and the children. Our prayers are with you and your team of doctors. You have inspired and educated all of us on this healing journey…. may tomorrow be the beginning of a new good health! Love to you all. Laurie and Harry

  25. Margot Says:

    Our love and prayers to you this new day! We look forward to celebrating with you! That trip to Hawaii is not too far off. Loads of Love to Lisa (you continue to amaze us!), Rachal and Ethan and wishing you ALL much strengh in the coming weeks.

  26. Roxanne K. Young Says:

    Happy birthday, Bruce! May you live to be 1,000.

    Thinking of you all,


  27. bob price Says:

    It can’t be said enough——Happy Birthday Bruce !!
    We are all so happy that this day has come ! Karen & I look forward to celebrating with you & Lisa–soon as you get back from hawaii !! We pray for speed & ease of your recovery.
    With all our thoughts & prayers………….love, bob & karen

  28. Jackie J Says:

    So, according to the history books, it was October 27th that the Red Sox won the World Series after an 86-year long drought. Stay with me here. I know they are not your team. But, let’s hope that your new beginning today is every bit as wonderful and successful as that Red Sox triump. Here’s hoping for a home run, Bruce

  29. Carolyn & Patrick Hyde Says:

    Much love and prayers from our family to yours on this, your re-Birthday! Praying and hoping for a speedy and complete recovery.

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