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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

3 Days Until Transplant

I am feeling much better today.  Had somewhat of a rough night but today has been pretty good.  I have been able to eat somethings and have not been exhausted all day.  I made two trips to radiation today.  After each trip, I spend some time walking.  This morning I got in 10 minutes, this evening close to 20.  It feels good to get moving again.  Two more sessions tomorrow and one on Thursday.  They have an iPod player so I made a "Radiation" playlist.  Includes U2, Johny Cash, Janes Addiction, Kid Rock, Sons of Sylvia and Linkin Park.

I Skyped with Crystal and the kids last night.  I also Skyped with my sister and Mom today.  It was good to be able to see their faces...

Each bone marrow section of the hospital is broken up into pods.  It is very strange.  My section is a 3/4 circle.  The nurses station in the middle with the rooms on the outside.  Our rooms have no doors just curtains.  From a remote in my bed I can operate the curtains, the blinds even the music. . (bawnggg chickee bawnggg bawngg)

I have no shower in my room, so I need to take sponge baths each day.  I am the type of person that likes to take a 110 degree shower for 20 minutes.  To be reduced to a quick sponge bath, it's going to takes it toll on me.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice sound effects Chuck! Glad youre feeling better today...keep walking!

Nik and lee

sonya said...

hahaha!! love the sound effects! i can totally relate to the love of hot, hot showers at length to the point where the whole body is beat red...you'll never look at a sponge the same way! i pictured you in a more private room. are you people "hearing" instead of people "watching?" Glad you're feeling better today. I'm sure seeing some family faces was the best medicine! And thank God for playlists!

Anonymous said...

It was great to see you too, and Mom loved seeing her baby boy!! Glad you got some "laps" in today. I bet Crystal wishes that you had all of those special effects at home!!
Love ya xo

Kevin said...

I pulling for ya!! And no "bawnggg chickee bawnggg bawngg" while you are in the hospital. :-)

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com/

ann said...

Glad you are feeling better. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Love reading your posts. Keep up the good work...sending lots of good thoughts your way from PWD.

Donna

Anonymous said...

So glad you have a sense of humor to get you thru all this. Jane's Addiction - I had no idea Chad!! Who knew you'd be hanging out at the Ritz Hotel w/ motorized curtains?!?!? Glad to read that you're doing better today, hopefully tomorrow goes just as well!

K Luce / PWD

Kirsten said...

So glad to see that you are feeling better! Keep up that sense of humor and positive attitude! Best of luck tomorrow and I'll be thinking of you and sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

-Kirsten