Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Permanent Domination

Today I will be admitted at UMHS for my 2nd bone marrow transplant. Yesterday I downed a couple of bottles of Melphalan intravenously through my new PICC line. The only difference I plan on seeing between this transplant and the last, is that I will not only be sporting my dominate bracelet, but also my rotation of Dominate shirts.

Over the last two months since my last bone marrow transplant I have grown in my determination to dominate Multiple Myeloma and advocate to that end. What has really kept me on the path of domination is having people as bold as my little sister showing a commitment to dominate by adding a permanent ink reminder that supersedes any rubber bracelet!



Over the last two months I was given the opportunity to advocate and bring the dominate message throughout the state of Michigan. Here is a list of the few things we were able to take part in:

  • University of Michigan Kicking Camp: Spoke at Chapel Service


  • Michigan High School Football All-Star Game talk: Provide dominate message to both teams after practice
  • Michigan High School Football All-Star game: halftime interview and dominate talk to all players


Lastly, my goal for this transplant is to provide a recording at the end of each day doing an inventory of my whole experience to help prepare those who are approaching their first stem cell transplant.

14 comments:

Kindred Spirit said...

I will be praying for you, Phil. May God bless you and give you strength to dominate this next challenge.

Becky said...

It has been a busy couple of months! We are praying for you and the whole fam as you get on with this part of the plan. I have my last chemo treatment on Wednesday. Do-min-ate!

feresaknit said...

Wow, that's sisterly love for you. It's a good job I've no siblings otherwise I'd be insisting one of them had a tattoo on their forehead.

Your radio photo reminded me of a cartoon character and it finally came to me - The Great Gazoo! HAHAHAHAHAHA! ;D

CancerKicker said...

KS- Thanks my prayer warrior!
Becky- wow, you dominated that quickly! Blessings on the next treatment steps. Cassie and I think, talk and laugh at your blogs often!
Ferasaknit- Gazoo...eh? I did think that was one of the worst pictures Zak could have taken of me, but oh well! http://thismighthurt.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/gazoo.jpg

Balazers said...

You will be missed over the next few weeks!! Dominate and come home soon!

Julie Shilane said...

Best wishes that your transplant and recovery go smoothly!

Sandy said...

Prayers and intentions are heading your way today and for the next few weeks while you are getting those cells to dom-in-ate!

Gregory said...

Phil, your friends at Wholepoint are with you and cheering for you to dominate!! You can and will do it! All best!

Meghan said...

Phil - I'm thinking about you and cheering you on from Boston! Knock it out today!

Victoria said...

Good luck, Phil! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Cassie are such an inspiration!

Cathy Yarbrough said...

Hi, Phil,
I'll also be praying for you. I'm confident that you will win -- you will DOMINATE.
Regards, Cathy
cathy.yarbrough@wholepoint.com

Laura Brabbs said...

Go Phil!!! Go Phil!!! You got this in the bag! DOMINATE!
Love you, 'lil Sis

Nerissa Picadizo said...

Hi Phil, I’m sending an intention to The Universe for you… and praying all the best for your 2nd SCT.

Sending you great vibes and more strength your way!!

Kristine said...

Best of luck to you. May your side effects be few and your stem cells be many. I've been there and done that and know you will dominate!