Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Happy Birthday to Me!
Can you believe it's been a year?
Today is the one year anniversary of my stem cell transplant. It's amazing to be where I am.
I had a rather shocking moment at the Scleroderma National Convention this year. Dr. Burt said during his lecture that the average life expectancy of someone with systemic scleroderma and a TAPSE score of less than 1.8 was one year. Well, one year ago my TAPSE was 1.6, but today I enjoyed a wonderful ride on my new horse, Costa, and I plan to attend a horse show next week. :)
I am so lucky to have enjoyed this ride, as well, with all of you. Thanks for all of the love and support of the past year. My fight continues, but it doesn't feel like a fight every day anymore. It feels like a magical and wonderful life.
I am so grateful, and I hope that we will continue to make progress in the treatment of scleroderma.
Video of Holly and Costa