Day 79. Despite remaining side effects from the GVH, such as stubborn diarrhea and edema (my legs and feet look like tree trunks and the only shoes I will be able to wear on them is my Sorel boots with the liners out), there is a good probability of getting out of the hospital within the next week.
The doctors are switching IV meds to pill form for home use, I am attending several classes in home IV care, and the PT people have signed off on my ability to manoever in the home environment without going through the physical therapy classes at another hospital. I have lost a lot of muscle mass and will be using a walker and my cane, but I feel that at home, I will be more active and will recover faster. I have already climbed a full flight of stairs to show them I can live at home.
I hope I am out of the woods. The second hospital stay of eight weeks has been a tremendous ordeal, espescially when you're not expecting to go back in.
Again, I want to thank all those who have been sending best wishes, and to say that replies and thank you cards are still coming.