Surgery Day!

It’s a beautiful day for a stem cell transplant! The Palkos were up and at em this morning battling for the hotel bathroom to shower and get ready for our 7:30 am appointment. We arrived at Mass General to be greeted by a lot of young faces who all knew mom and dad. You could see the excitement in their eyes as they embraced dad and discussed the surgery. We were escorted upstairs where we had to say goodbye before he left to get dressed. Hugs and tears were prevalent as we separated.

He’s currently getting dressed and prepped and will go in for surgery any minute now. The procedure will take about 6-7 hours, with about 2+ hours of recovery before we can see him.  We should be getting updates every now and then, and I’ll do my best to keep the blog as up to date as possible!


It’s a very exciting day and you can feel the positive energy throughout the building. Keep sending the prayers and the vibes, we can feel them!

11 thoughts on “Surgery Day!

  1. Ann Mills

    Praying that every single beautiful stem cell loves their new home inside Mr. Kreg Palko and begin to thrive immediately. Still under the care of Dr. Barry? What could be better than that.
    Ann Mills

  2. The Larisa Family

    To The Palkos,
    Sending nothing but positive thoughts and energy your way today for a successful surgery for those stem cells to do their work!!

    The Larisas,
    Lou, Chris, Chelsea, & Caroline

  3. Margot Mineau

    It’s your day Kreg. You’ve got this. I don’t have a single doubt. In a few more months you and I are going to fire up the blender for some sea monkey margaritas. There will be a lot to toast. We love you-Margot, Kris, Emi and the Hooligans


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