Hospital Update – May 10

Last night completed my five part round of initial chemotherapy. The original plan was to stay in the hospital for the 5 days of infusions plus a week or two depending on how I reacted to manage side effects and symptoms.

I’m being released (to outpatient) today.

I will still have daily appointments in the clinic, but I’m doing well enough to be able to leave the hospital and stay with Nikki at the hotel and apartment in a few days when we get to move in. This is a HUGE praise! I would have never anticipated getting out of the hospital this quickly. I’m also told it’s a very good sign because the chemo for the actual transplant (in a few weeks) is similar and should have similar effects.

I have to brag on God for a minute. I’ve been in the hospital quite a few times. I’ve helped take care of others in the hospital. I’ve never seen a care team like this, and I’ve had some superstar nurses. They are constantly asking if you need anything, they applaud you in the hallway as you’re walking laps, and I’ve had so many sweet conversations I don’t know how to fully explain it. Except to say that the Lord has surely gone before me and prepared the way. There is no other way it would have been possible.

Thank you for your continued prayers. There’s still a long way to go, but they are consistently being answered!