Hey, I made it

Hi, everyone. I made it through the stem cell transplant process, and am resting at home. I checked into the Portland Providence Cancer Center on Friday, June 28th.  Monday July 1st was my “Zero” day, the day they put my harvested stem cells back in me.  By July 10th, I was being told my numbers were excellent, and I may be able to go home soon.  I got out on Friday, the 12th, after two weeks.  It wasn’t like doing, “Hard Time,” but two weeks in one room can really wear on you.

I certainly appreciate my visitors there; also those who phoned, emailed, and prayed.  A special thanks to you, Don MacDonald for rebuilding during my hospital stay, the little ship my Grandpa Martin carved from wood, probably sixty years ago or more.  Everyone I came into contact with in the hospital treated me with great kindness, but I can’t express how good it is to be home.

I was in this room for two weeks

I was in this room for two weeks

The ship, renewed
The ship, renewed