• Kim Kingston

Sea Smells and Stem Cells

Yesterday I took a minute out of my busy day to make my way down to the ocean for a break. As I was approaching the water and started smelling the ocean air, it wasn't the ocean that the aroma triggered but the life saving stem cell transplant that my youngest daughter underwent in April of 2015. You see, when someone is receiving their stem cells back, the re-infusion causes the recipient's body to exude the strongest odour of the ocean. The nurses think that it is the preserving solution, the DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) that smells that way.

It made me pause in gratitude and wonder for all of the amazing, life dedicating professionals we have in our midst and to give thanks for the fact that I am roaming around, going about my days with my daughter Daynah still with us.

This life is an amazing journey with it's extreme highs and low lows.

Today I am grateful for all of it but most of all, I am grateful for my daughters and the smell of the ocean keeps me grounded in that fact.

What are you grateful for today?


#stemcelltransplant #oceanair


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