Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Never a dull moment!

Today is Day 5 of my life after SCT. After several days of headaches and nausea, I am glad to report that today has offered a respite. I don't know where those two nasty fellows went or exactly why they decided to leave me alone, but, whatever the cause, I'll take it! I know they are hiding under the bed, but I'm eating and drinking until they decide to show their ugly faces again.

The days have fallen into a routine of going to the clinic for about three hours each morning, followed by lunch (when possible), a short nap, and a long walk around the neighborhood and beyond. Believe it or not, I have been able to take a three mile walk every day. Actually, during the extreme headache phase, I felt the best when I was walking outside!

Callie, Case, and Sophie have prepared extraordinary meals each night, including chicken noodle soup for the ailing eater. Friends in Chattanooga have kept Pat fed and watered in my absence (thank you, thank you, thank you), and Kit and Mike arrive tomorrow to add their culinary talents.

Remember the John Prine song about Christmas in Prison? No, no, this is not that bad, but my song will be Christmas in Clinic! I am excited about the BIG day on Saturday, but I have gotten my present already.

Thanks for all the notes, cards, and well wishes.


  1. Wanda the warrior! What a treat to hear from you in the first person. And balancing three hours in the clinic with three mile walks...wish I could say I'm surprised! Love you @

  2. It is wonderful to hear from you and your family. Sounds like they are taking very good care of you. I love your positive spirit.

  3. Wanda, I'm so glad you have a reprieve from the nausea and headache. Let's hope they went south for the winter. It looks like you white count is coming up. Yay!

  4. Way to go Wanda! Typing on your iPad AND walking three miles! You are putting the rest of us to same! This comes with all good wishes for God's peace and comfort for you and your family this Christmas and always! I know you will be so happy to have everyone with you. Our love to all! Dee

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful familly. Your spirit and courage not only inspire me but are also a living testimony of the awesome woman you are! You are a gift to us all! Keep eating as much as you can and enjoying those refreshing walks outside. I miss you and keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers each day. Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas and the start to a wonderful 2011. Lots of love, Renee'