this update (and news) is long overdue... But life has, once again, been hectic. The past 2 weeks have been really busy with school and all the stuff that comes with that.... working at my kids school... or better yet, having them attend the school where I work can be
a little a lot crazy at times! It's always something... and I am always there to deal with things immediately.. which can/cannot be good at times.... however, I will survive... I always do. Actually, speaking of surviving, I thought I was "dying"... (not literally but close) this past weekend. I started feeling really sick on Saturday and by evening I couldn't take it anymore... I looked up the closest urgent care, made sure they were open, and drove myself there. With the multitude of symptoms I was having, I knew something was wrong. And that it was.... I have Strep Throat and the Flu... I am being treated as if it is H1N1 with Tamiflu and Penicillin for the Strep. I've spent the last 3 days in bed or curled up on the couch, catching up with hours of missed TV. (I love DVR). I have to say I'm starting to feel "normal" again but not enough to go back to work tomorrow. The Dr told me to stay off work through tomorrow so I'm actually taking his advice and doing just that! I just need 1 more day to 'make sure' I am up for it because I know once I commit to going back, there's no turning around. I get worn out thinking about going back to work actually... my throat is still pretty swollen and sore and thinking about all that talking I will have to do, just makes me squirm.
So anyway... back to the date.... The donor went to her all-day appointment and all went well... except that I was under the assumption that her CT Scan would take place that afternoon. I was wrong..... They don't actually schedule the CT until after the blood test results come back. When I talked to our NCM, she promised the CT would be the very last test. It is scheduled for this Thursday... however, they don't think there will be problems, so we were able to "tentatively" schedule the transplant in January!!!!!! The donor texted me today with the date!
JANUARY 26, 2010
She said they will need to do 1 more blood matching test on the 19th and then they'll both be admitted to the hospital the day before and then start the transplant on the morning of the 26th! Of course, this is all "tentative" up until the moment they are rolling into the operating room!
I can't even begin to express the relief that fell upon me the minute I read her text message....