Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Good news for Mother's Day.  They are finally booting my butt out of The Big House.  As long as my neutrophil count climbs up past 5oo (It was 400 this morning.) and no fevers, I'll be going home.

So, dear readers, the next post I write will hopefully be from the comfort of my own PC.
This is crazy good news, but it really hasn't sunk in yet.  Maybe it's the hospital "fake twenty" phenomenon that has desensitized me.  Maybe it's the slight fear I have of leaving the safety of the hospital where my blood's checked daily and a team of doctors review my health and well-being.  With this sneaky old leukemia possibly lurking about, I feel more protected cocooned in my hospital room and surrounded by The White Coat Folks and the awesome nurses.

My home feels as far away as the moon.  The concept of sleeping in my own bed, eating my own food, spending time with Little A and The Mister is beyond my imagination's reach right now.

But holy junk, I can't wait.  Dorothy had it right; there's NO place like home.

All of my wonderful readers, friends, family, and fellow Pajibians have made my stay here in The Big House more than tolerable.  You wonderful people lifted my spirits and reinforced my strength to help me get through the boring days as well as the rough days.  My gratitude for the visits, cards, gifts, phone calls, e-mails, blog comments, prayers, and well wishes is immeasurable.  Truly, my cup overflows.

Even though I'll be getting out of the hospital soon, please don't stop reading my blatherings.  I have a feeling I'm not quite out of LeukemiaTown yet, so I'd love it if everyone stayed with me until I pass through the city limits and onto healthy horizons.

Well, the painkillers the nurse gave me to help combat my earache are starting to catch up with me (Typical, the day before I leave the hospital, I have sinus trouble resulting in narsty ear pain.), and I need to get my sleep before the big move out day.

Man, I'm going to miss cable television.


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Girl With Curious Hair said...

Happy Mother's Day, indeed. After reading your last post, I was afraid they were going to keep you in the hospital until you were officially the most well read blogger around.

Alex the Odd said...

Well there's a very tentative "hurrah" coming from this little blogger. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you (and passing any complaints from my lab supervisor about my inability to work properly with my current hand configuration your way)!

Daniel said...

Grats Manda~! Here's to a healthy, forever-long remission!!!

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Aquarian17 said...

I am happy to hear of your possible escape from your chrysallis. Hopes and prayers are that the metamorphosis you take will carry you from Leukemiatown to Healthyville with not U-turns.

Captain Steve said...


tania said...

Excellent news!!

Don't worry, I doubt the People in White Coats would let you go home if they didn't think you'd be ok there. But I understand the urge to cling to the cocoon - and the cable tv...;-)

Anonymous said...

I am happy for you Manda...

Stay strong. You probably don't realize it, but your son has probably learned quite a bit from the Zombie Warrior

Julie said...

Welcome home Manda!!

Who'sThatGirl said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you're really at home already! As if we'd quit keeping track of what's going on just because you're resting at home!

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