We will get there and our pain will help those who follow us.
My husband and I agreed that we needed to keep laughing whenever we could! We often had to work to find food that was palatable since GvHD made a mess of my entire GI tract. This was a silly celebration of a meal that worked! Our great oncologists at the best teaching clinics and hospitals are doing a great job of mitigating many symptoms of GvHD. As someone with memories of my serious chronic symptoms, I know how debilitating they can be, both physically and mentally. There are also trials going on that promise to prevent many of the GvHD symptoms before they occur for donor transplants in the future. We will get there, and our pain will help those who follow us. Thank you to the doctors and support organizations such as BMT InfoNet and LLS for their support in helping us with GvHD!