We are trying to be patient. The sequence of treatments needed, and scheduling them in a timely way, is delaying the hopes of going home a few more days. We are shooting for Friday, but Saturday seems more realistic.

Today, I got to go outside (first time since I was on my near-fatal hike 11 days ago) to a Koi pond, just outside the hospital doors. It brought tears to my eyes as I felt like my time with this beautiful earth was over a few days ago. I love the Pacific Northwest, even on a cloudy, sprinkling day. Lichen on stones look beautiful to me. To reach down and touch moss was a thrill. We live in an incredible universe!

My kidneys are pumping out urine like crazy, which is a good thing. But my toxins have gone back up since I have not done dialysis in two days. There is still hope for them. They must do their job in filtering again. That would be a huge help in fighting this cancer in my marrow.

Still no side effects from chemo except a cold sore, and that is something I can live with.

Just finished my third 3-hour plasmapheresis session. I need 5 to finish the course.

Had to say goodbye to my Minneapolis family, Bryan, Renee, Oliver, Hayden and Ezra. They flight out tomorrow morning. They were a godsend.

I finally have the heart monitor off and my last IV out (still have my central lines in my chest for the dialysis and plasmapheresis.)

That’s the latest.


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2 responses to “Update”

  1. Sounds hopeful – so glad you were able to get outside for a bit. That is so healing. And as you well know the waiting for whatever is coming is the hardest part. Hang in there.


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