ICU Day 15 (The Anniversary Issue)

Exactly 1 year ago, Andre and I celebrated our 8th year anniversary by getting married in Vancouver, Canada.Today, we’re celebrating it quietly in his hospital room–no fanfare, just whispers of encouragement and love, and tender caresses to remind us …

What Low Blood Cells?…….

Had my appt for my bloodwork yesterday and WOW……all was really really good! It’s such a great feeling when after a doctors appt you walk away with good news….. for a change! My WBC’s were normal, but those pesky RBCs that have been nothing but …

GREAT NEWS!!

Mark and I met with Dr. Zangari on Wednesday to go over labs and to see were we go from here.Dr.”Z” said that lab work shows that Mark is at 0. This means that the myeloma is in REMISSION. Mark still has to do some tests, like the bone marrow biopsy, M…

ICU Day 13 and 14

Today is exactly two weeks after Andre’s surgery. There’s nothing much to report since it’s been a pretty quiet day-and-a-half. They did another breathing trial yesterday which lasted for about three hours before they put him back on the ventilator–…

Just a Quickie….. & Pics :)

Still feeling pretty dang good today. Have a doctors appt for blood draw tomorrow, so we’ll see where the ole RBC’s are hangin after the transfusion. I’ll have a pretty busy day tomorrow as my appt is at 1:00 pm…..and it’s the appt where I get all my…

ICU Day 12

It’s been a quiet day and the night promises to be the same. It’s a waiting game right now with the surgeons. As usual, everyone is a slave to their schedule. I’m hoping they can do it soon so that Andre can be alert on July 3rd–our special day.The…

A "Normal" Day…..

Wow….I think I just had a “normal” day! Pinch me….am I dreaming? I met Ashley at 10:30 am at the car place, as I gave her my old station wagon, and it needed a new gas filter and a shot of freon for the AC, especially right now in this unforgivi…

Day–? Lost count – about week 7 post SCT

Hey folks, Thanks for all the message’s you’ve sent. I’ve put them all in the comments file from my last posting (day 36).Life just seems so busy , I don’t know how you all find time to go out and work for a living.Phil, what am I going to do with all …

ICU Day 11

When the pulmonary and critical care fellow came in Andre’s room this morning he declared, “Let’s give Andre a shot at extubation. Everybody deserves at least one chance.” He wanted to see if Andre can be spared the tracheostomy which was all but cer…

Just a Quick Update……

I did have some slight reactions to the transfusion of Friday, none of which were unmanageable. Later Friday nite I had some diarrhea and that was that. On Saturday I had more diarrhea and a slight headache, which went away with some ibuprofen. All in …