Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Homeward Bound?

I woke up to some surprise news this morning, as the team of doctors I see each morning announced that I could be released to home care as early as this weekend, over a week earlier than I expected. With the blood cell counts steadily improving after the transplant, and no signs yet of infection or Graft Vs. Host Disease, they say I can improve as easily at home as in the hospital.

We had to coordinate our small group of home care providers quickly to attend the BMT care giving classes on Thursday before I can be discharged. The various IV drugs I am still getting are being changed over to pill form so I can take them at home. With several months yet to go, being quarantined at home will give me more space to move around in and more projects to relieve boredom, plus the comfort of my family.

I still will have to return to the BMT clinic every day for the foreseeable future to be checked over and get several injected drugs. With all these drugs, it will be a long time before they'll let me drive, so I will be looking for volunteers for driving occasional shuttles to the clinic at the U of M.

I appreciate all the comments you friends and family have posted here, and hope you find this enjoyable.
-Andy

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy,
Awesome news! This all the more demonstrates how your tenacious spirit and desire for more adventures (with your kayak and camera in tow) provides you with the endurance to ride this storm out. You truly are an inspiration to us all. I'll see you real soon in the comfort of your home . . .
Deanna

Lin said...

Yahoo, glad to hear that they are sending you home early!
Put me on your volunteer driver list.

Lin

Anonymous said...

fanYea! Super Andy is almost in the saddle again!
Ed Benites

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! what great news to hear your recovery is ahead of schedule.
mot&geo

Anonymous said...

Yahoo!
What great news to hear your recovery is ahead of schedule.
mot&geo

Jim Hager said...

Hey Andy -

Thats Great News! We need to figure out a stationary kayak for you as well - until you are back on the water!

Jim

Anonymous said...

Wow Andy that is good news. Love that picture of the light at the end of the tunnel. Here cheering you on! Janet

mk said...

Amazing, Andy! This is great to hear! The whole outdoor biz is rooting for you. Spring is coming and so is your re-built immune system!

Anonymous said...

Andy,

Great news! Put me on your driving list. 612-803-8393.

Chet

Anonymous said...

Andy,

Great news! Put me on your driving list. 612-803-8393.

Chet