Monday, April 6, 2009

Pretransplant Post 3

Okay...i'm bored. I came in here at 9:30 this morning. I have gotten bloodwork, a chest x-ray, and an abdominal ultrasound. we are. I'm sitting in bed and doctors that I've never seen before keep popping their heads in and out. Tomorrow Stephen will get to the hospital at 6am. They will probably start surgery on him between 7 and 730. Surgery on me will start sometime between 9 and 11? I have learned not to get my head set on times because you never know whats going to happen. I can eat today, but they won't let Stephen, so that sucks :(.

So here is how my weekend went:
I got formally initiated into my sorority. I and my 45 sisters are now the founding sisters of the Iota Nu chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma.
The Pioneer Pull went pretty well. Despite it being cold and windy, a good amount of people still came out to support me, so I appreciate that.
My friends and I went out to dinner afterward, and it was nice having that time with them.
Sunday was my Phi Sigma Sigma family luncheon which was wonderful, but I had to stay "see you later" to all my sisters which was extremely hard.
Sunday night was hard as well as I had to say "see you later" to a few of my SHU friends.

Now we are just waiting on tomorrow. I hope I can get some sleep tonight. I am so nervous and anxious and just want to get this over with. Some of my friends are coming to be with me tomorrow morning before the surgery which I am looking forward to and really appreciate. Other family members are coming later one, but I'm not sure when.

Thanks again for everyones' support. It has meant a lot to not only myself and Stephen, but to our entire family. Please keep us in your prayers and keep checking back for updates from my mom to let you know how things are going throughout surgery and beyond.

Love you all.


  1. Dear Karen, Joe, Jennifer, Stephen and Alison,

    You know how much we love you all and how you are in our thoughts and prayers every minute of everyday.

    Love you all-
    Robin & Mickey

  2. Love and anything you need please call.

    Always, Marla

  3. Dear Cubbellottis,
    I was so glad to get to see you all and catch up with you all in December, it's ashame school took me down south. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong, and the great love your family possesses will carry you through.
    Please let my family and I know if there is anything we can help you out with - anything at all!

  4. hey sweetie...I am thinking about you! I love you so much and know you are going to be great through all of this. What a lucky girl you are to have such an amazing family. Stephen, you are going to be and are awesome too! Arthur and I talked to God tonight so you are all set! Arthur said he would like to come and watch the DR's fix your bones...(he's 6 so we left it at that) He told God that he loves you very much! So do we! XOXO-Amie Sue

  5. Alison,
    Through all your challenges during your disease you never ever gave up. The day has finally come for you to be able to feel like a whole person again. It is going to take time as you know but you will succeed and get yourself up and going before no time. We wish you all the best for tomorrow and each of you will be in our thoughts throughout this entire process. Keep your spirits high, Alison and wonderful things will come your way. Steven, what can I say. You are the BEST. Love you all.

  6. The day has finally come where you will soon be able to feel whole again. As you know it is going to take time but with your perserverance and all the good wishes and prayers that have been sent your way it will be a success. Keep your spirits high. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you tomorrow and all thru your entire recovery. We love you. Stephen, What can we say, giving your sister another chance on life is the best gift of all. Wishing you also a quick recovery. We love you too.

  7. Good night Sorry for writing again didn't know what I was doing. Didn't know it posted.Not too good ith computers Crazy me. Love Aunt Sandi