Author Archives: Emily

About Emily

My goal is to create an environment to inspire people to be the best version of themselves by connecting them to people, ideas, and resources. Just like my tiny home office space, The Corner Office is a collection of stories, creativity, inspiration, and ideas that I aim to share with anyone needing the motivation to maintain their best self.

Clicking Your Heels Together

I’ve been holding out on you. Not because I wanted to keep Justin’s progress a secret, but subconsciously, I thought if I said it out loud (or in print), that I would jinx it. BUT – WE ARE HOME! Much … Continue reading

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The Thick of It

I have written this post three times. Never actually finished it, let alone publish it, but I’ve written down the details of the last three weeks in several different ways in an effort to keep you updated on Justin’s recovery. … Continue reading

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The Curse of Discharge Day

There’s an element of tempting fate when you start talking about discharge from the BMT unit. At the beginning of last week, the team started to estimate a Friday release date for Justin, we were finally talking about going home … Continue reading

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Graft Versus Host Disease & Our Most Asked Question

Well, the last you heard from me we were headed home and I was going to get to write you an updated post from our comfy couch. Things didn’t go quite as planned. Being home, while a little more comforting … Continue reading

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Bottoming Out

Justin has officially been living with his new stem cells in his body for a week. To say the first week post-transplant was a rollercoaster would be an understatement. The transplant itself, as I mentioned last week, is rather uneventful. … Continue reading

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Eight Million Cells

  On Friday, February 3rd, 2017, around 12:15pm, eight million stem cells were pushed into Justin’s body to start building his new immune system. It was amazing to witness just how informal the actual procedure is. A bag of stem … Continue reading

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Day -3

It’s official – Justin has been admitted to the BMT Unit! Transplant day is considered Day Zero in the BMT world. It’s the day when everything goes back to zero and we start counting up again. After admission day and … Continue reading

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