Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 100

So, today is day 103 post transplant. This weekend, I was able to eat carry-out pizza for the first time since transplant. I asked Crystal to pick up Pizza Hut, but she ended up getting a pizza from Lowes. It was OK. I am not crazy about their sauce.

Over the past week, food has begun to taste better to me. I can eat almost anything I could before the transplant. It is such a great feeling. I am even putting some weight back on.

We finally got our treadmill put together (almost). We purchased a treadmill for me to build my strength back up and get some exercise. It came in with about 10 broken pieces. We called the manufacturer and they shipped out the broken pieces. They said once the parts come in, they would send someone to come out and put the treadmill together for us. So, we called when the parts came in. We then were told the technician would call us. After a week, no call. We called back and finally get a hold of the installer. He says he will be here in 2 weeks to install. So he comes out in 2 weeks to install. He makes it clear he is not here to setup the machine as the manufacturer had told us, only replace all the broken pieces. Arghhh. I ended up setting up the machine. Come to find out, we are still missing pieces. We ordered the thing at the end of December. Do not order direct from Proform. They suck!!!!

The sheild

Nolan's pink cake.
One more quick story.  A couple of weeks ago, I had to make a cake for Nolan’s Cub Scout awards banquet.  I was told it had to be a Viking theme.  He had just made a round red Viking shield with a snake on it.  I thought that would be perfect.  Well, come find out, it is almost impossible to make red frosting.  I used almost a full thing of food coloring, and the frosting still came out pink.  We later found out it was a cake competition.  Poor Nolan had to walk into the Den meeting with a pink cake with what looked like a white turd on top.  Poor kid…


Nitsirk said...

Congrats! Sounds like you are well on your way to a full recovery. I love the cake story!

sonya said...

hahaha....i wish i could've been a fly on the wall watching you stress out trying to get that damn frosting red!!
glad you are able to eat more. how annoying about the treadmill. hope it's all fixed soon!
thanks for the update... can't wait to steel your wife saturday:)

Cassi Duncan said...

Just a handy hint for next time. . . if there is a next time, lol. They make paste or gel food colorings specifically for cake frosting. Wilton makes them. Don't know what stores you have near you, but I get mine at Wal-Mart, in the craft section. :-) Oh, btw, since you're such an expert on ProForm treadmills now, maybe you can come fix mine, lol. Enjoying the blog!