Yesterday I met a guy who is a bone marrow transplant survivor at the clinic during follow up. He was good and we chatted a lot and I had a chance to gain much real experience from him.
He had the transplant about 5 years now and still doing fine. According to him, his journey through the transplant period was not that complicated, and I could see that, since he has a lot of positive thoughts from the way he talked and I think it has greatly influence his recovery process. I did ask him what was the thing he was afraid most. He said, the loneliness. Unfortunate for him that he has nobody to company during the one month acute stage. He told me that its great to always have somebody around during the isolation time.
I would consider that I am still a lucky person though. Despite knowing that I am going through a big 'battle' ahead, I have everything around me. My family, friends, my position that always make things easier for me and etc. I have quite enough and readily 'armour' to stand behind me. I think the transplant is not the true real enemy here, but the ill feeling that lies inside is the one that I have to overcome so that it will never suppress the courage.
To that guy, thanks again. It was a great pleasure to inspire your great experience.