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Happy Anniversary: I’m One Month Post Transplant Today

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Happy Anniversary: I’m One Month Post Transplant Today

Is it an anniversary or a birthday? I’m not sure. All I know is I received my stem cell infusion one month ago today.

In a lot of ways I’m amazed at how well I’m doing. Yes, I sleep several times a day. And my stomach continues to be upset most of the time.

All I can do is thank God as I continue to improve.

I will share some of those details with you tomorrow. For now, I would like to thank my caregivers who helped me get home and feeling well so quickly: My amazing wife, Pattie. My sister Joan, my sister-in-law Mary, his husband Tom and son Bob, and my long time friend from Wisconsin, Tim, and his wife, Lisa, who left work and flew-down for ten days to help.

Tim is the Mayor of Wisconsin’s third largest City, Appleton. Lisa manages a large Fox Communities Credit Union branch in Green Bay. For them to take so much time to help me out was amazing!

But speaking about Tim and Lisa… A funny thing happened on their way down to Florida.

The plan was for them to serve as my outpatient caregivers for the last week or so at Moffitt. We had planned everything perfectly–except for the fact I was released and sent home ten days early–the day they landed in Tampa!

So what to do with a hard working couple who want to help? Put them to work!

Thanks for installing the new ceiling fan and light fixtures in the kitchen, guys!  And for the cooking and cleaning and help getting me back and forth to medical appointments–and for being such good friends when I was down and frustrated about feeling so lousy.

Before you feel too bad for our newlyweds (They were married one year ago in Panama Beach), the couple did find some time to relax and beat the heat…

Ten tough days like this.  No wonder they didn’t want to go home!

I will go through some of my numbers and update my condition and talk about lingering side-effects tomorrow.  For now, I want to leave you with a fun picture of Lisa and Pattie, toasting all of my readers and thanking you for your kind words and support:

Feel good and keep smiling!  Pat