One week after being released from the hospital, and Roger is still working hard to recover. His counts look very good, the doctors and nurses are impressed with them all, and the waiting game continues. He is experiencing lots of fatigue and weakness, but when we think of all that his body has been through, and in the concentrated amount of time it has taken, it's not surprising.
I know he would love to be back to his "normal" self (whatever that means to him!), but we have to remember it is just 25 days post-transplant, and we still have a way to go. He will have his first follow-up test this Friday (bone marrow aspiration - painful, but he doesn't mind since he gets to be sedated!) and that may tell us a few things, but I doubt it will be too conclusive, since his AML disease has not been present in his marrow in almost 2 years - it has presented in other, more unusual ways. But anyway, they know what they are looking for, and again, they seem pleased with the progress.
We have a few exciting things coming up. First, our 25th anniversary is this coming Sunday, so I need to plan a menu and find a good holiday movie to watch here at the apartment. Then, on Monday, Roger's dad Doug, and his friend, Jane, are coming for a visit for a few days before Christmas. Chelsea and Jordan will come down Christmas night and stay a few days. I confess to being a little disappointed that we won't be home for Christmas again this year, but we are totally in agreement that Christmas is not about a day or place, but about the actual reason for the season, and we can celebrate Christ anywhere we are!!!
So, if we don't post for a few days, please realize that if there is any news to report, we will do so immediately. Otherwise, we are busy with treatments, tests, and holiday time, so please do not worry. We are firm believers in letting our prayer requests be known when we need them.
Time for bed, and sleep before tomorrow's clinic visit. Roger has already beat me there; he was pretty tired and slightly feverish tonight. Thanks for checking on us, praying for us, and knowing we are firmly
In His Grip,