Monday. My sister’s stem cell collection was a great success yesterday, so more than enough cells were harvested for my transplant. She and my brother-in-law just left to head home to Louisville. I can never thank her enough, nothing I can do or say can ever measure up. So here we are in the City of Big Shoulders, Hog Butcher for the World, Stacker of Wheat, waiting for Monday. Ok, I’m past my Robert Frost moment. We really have nothing to do but wait. I would almost rather go into the hospital now, and get this show on the road. On Wednesday the doctor was pretty adamant that we would be here for at least 90 days after the transplant, so I guess we won’t get to go home until the end of June. Since it is Friday, and Lent, I was looking around to see if any of the Catholic parishes around here have fish fries. There must be 10 parishes within 2 miles of where we are living, but it doesn’t seem that any of them have fish fries. I know this isn’t strictly a Louisville phenomenon, so maybe we’ll just drive around to the churches and look for signs. We have to do some grocery shopping any way, and since we’ll be here for a while we need to learn the neighborhood, or relearn it since we stayed here before when I had my first transplant. Things are moving, so we are headed in the right direction at last.
The Solemnity of St. Joseph
March 19, 2010
St. Peregrine, Pray for us
Blessed John XXIII, Pray for us
St. Joseph, Pray for us