Day -8: Gratitude.

I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for the outpour of love and support from all of my friends and family over the past few days. I’m truly humbled and feel so loved! Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement and for reaching out to me. I couldn’t ask for a better support network. I’m seriously the luckiest guy alive! ❤

Today, I go in for my pre-admit appointment. They’ll take a blood count again and check off all the last little boxes before I get admitted tomorrow. I’m a little worried because I’ve been fighting off this annoying cough/congestion for the past week and a half. I went in yesterday and they did a chest X-ray and nasal swab just to make sure everything is “okay.” Thankfully, I don’t have a fever but they still want to look for fluid in my chest and/or bacteria or viruses in my mucus *gross*. Worst case scenario, we delay the transplant a day or two until I’m back to “good health” (whatever that means these days). We’ll see.

Since getting the transfusion on Monday, I’ve been more energized than normal! I’ve been able to take Bekah around and show her the SF that I love. Here’s a quick recap of a few things we’ve done over the past few days:

Brunch at Plow

Lemon ricotta pancakes FTW.


Lunch at Facebook

We met up with my friend Matt Ogawa at Facebook for a quick tour and lunch. This is us at the Instacar.

Half Moon Bay Beach

Then Bekah and I made a quick stop to the beach. I was chasing the seagulls cos they attacked our crackers. I showed them who’s boss (I think).


Twin Peaks

We’ve been so fortunate to have such clear days this week! Selfies at Twin Peaks.


Bekah almost killed someone with that shoe.


In-N-Out (aka Her First Time)

Bekah broke her In-N-Out cherry. It was glorious.



Golden Gate Bridge

What visit to SF would be complete without a trip to the Golden Gate Bridge?


We went to Bob’s Donuts afterwards, but there wasn’t enough time to snap any pictures between stuffing our faces (obv).

The epic journey really starts tomorrow. A Hickman catheter placement and first round of chemo. Till then, I’m going to enjoy this city while I can.


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