Phase 11: Christina’s Journey- My Stem Cell Rebirth

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On March 3, 2015 I was admitted into Baptist Hospital at Wake Forest in the Cancer Center to receive my Stem Cell Autologous Transplant.  For exactly 5 days straight, the Doctors killed ALL of my good and bad cells in my body to break my body to zero through chemotherapy, which equates to no immune system, in order to kill my Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer for good.  It had “ruled” my life for over 2 years at the moment.  I was ready to live my life that God had created for me to live.  I am going to type my journal entry for the day I received my new body, my rebirth on March 9, 2015.  Today is my First Birthday of my Rebirth.

3/9/15 “‘Made Alive with God.’  Today is one of the best days of my life.  I get my stem cells!! My life begins anew today.  This moment is very symbolic to me. Ephesians 2: 8-9 ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.’ The scripture speaks clearly to me today.  God gave me this “gift” to share with others.  My daddy would tell me that this is not for me but God is working through me to bring others closer to Him.  I continuously give God all the praise and all the thanks no matter what, because He makes everything anew and fresh again.  I guess my stem cells will be on “fleek” today, just a little humor.  My old life will be no more after 2 pm, thank you God for a fresh start.  You have shown me so much favor and I am blessed to be your child and I try everyday to walk in your light.  This has become a letter to God, wow.  I just can not stop praising Him.  I will conclude here, I will most likely return later today.  ~ Love you always”

I hope my journey continues to empower others to hold on because it gets easier everyday, but I know there will be days where you do not want to do anything.  Not even go outside, but you have to.  Your mind is very powerful and it will become what you tell it to become.  Do not become your illness because it is only temporary.  I am writing you this from experience as I still continue to #survive and #fight everyday!

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