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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 39

Feeling good at day 39.  Tomorrow we head to Boston for our weekly checkup.  Our first appointment is not until 10AM.  While we are down there this time, they will also be removing my last Hickman line from my chest.  Not sure if you remember, but they removed the first one when I was still in the hospital with no sedation.  Screaming and vulgarities were involved.  Our nurse has assured us that there will be pain meds and sedation this time around.

I am eating a bit more food now.  I have started having smoothies and Carnation shakes.   Giving me some much needed calories.  I have been walking 15 minutes a couple of times a day.  Next week, I would like to add in a slow jog and get the bike trainer setup.

Hope everyone has a great holiday this year!  It definitely is a special Christmas this year at the Davis household.  We are ready to put 2010 in the history books.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chad

I was really glad to see your update today. I am glad your trip to Boston went well last week.

Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and wish you a Merry Christmas.

Good luck in Boston.

Elaine G

sonya said...

so happy to see this post! glad you are getting in some more calories...i hope this means your taste buds are improving.
good luck tomorrow! bring on the drugs for the hickman line removal:)
big giant christmas hugs to your family. i'm so happy you're home!

JJM said...

if you slam the door on 2010 can I turn the lock!? Glad to read things are progressing!!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck today....hope the pain meds do the trick! Enjoy the holidays...glad your taste buds are coming around!

Love xoxo
nik and lee

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things are going well. This will be a very special Christmas for you all. See ya later to 2010 & only good things to come in 2011. Congratulations & I am very happy for you all. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Donna B

Anonymous said...

Good bye 2010!!! I'm looking forward to new years eve, can't wait to ring in the new year. In 2011 things will get better and better and better.....
Love you xo
your big sister

Anonymous said...

Best of luck in 2011! Hope you & your family have a great Xmas, as it is a truly special one this year! So glad to hear your recovery is going well. Take care & I can't wait for your next update!

K Luce & Family

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great Christmas Chad....always thinking of ya.

Roger

Jenn Roark said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! So happy a new year is just around the corner...it is going to be a great year, I just know it!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi Chad,

Merry Christmas to you and your family! My heart is with you and best wishes to you and all hopes for your continuing recovery. My husband, Paul Cereste (buyer for PWD) made me aware of your situation. I imagine every day is a struggle in some way, but also a gift as well.
We are thinking of you...

With love,

Sue & Paul

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

Hope you had a Merry Christmas. I wish you a Happy New Year. This will be the year Chad starts kicking some butt again. :-)

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a good Christmas, Chad. You and your family are in my thoughts - the kids ask how you are doing all the time.

Here's your smile... :)

Michelle D & crew

Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well Chad. I hope you & your family had a nice & relaxing Christmas. Let me know if I can do anything to help with stuff around the house that may be difficult for you right now. Not sure if you have my number, but you could probably hack into the PWD server to get it. Or just call the plant. Hee hee. :o) Take care, my friend.

Matt Lane

Kim said...

wishing you a very happy and healthy new year! hope the dr appt in beantown went well.