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.