Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 30

I bet some readers of emails from Wanda's Warriors have wondered if all is still well in Nashville. Others may have figured out that Callie and Kit are back at work and Case has returned to El Salvador and to his life and work there. The latter statement is true. I am now in charge of the blog and website, which may slow the posts. I can still talk (write) a bunch, but I am not as fast with the technology. I have some fun pictures, but will I ever figure out how to post them? Maybe I'll just send them to Case and get him to do it? Uh, and how do I do that??? Oh well. 

Things here continued to progress as expected. So far, I have not run a fever or had a rash. Those are two signs of GVHD. I have, however, continued having the headaches and the accompanying nausea, which means it is hard to consume a balanced diet and drink the required 2-3 liters a day. Nothing tastes like it should, and when you add a little nausea to the mix, it would be accurate to say eating is not my favorite activity. Imagine that! I'd like to keep the part about chocolate tasting like dirt, or worse, but it would be nice for water to taste like water.
This weekend was a cause for celebration. I can go out to public places now if I wear my mask and if i go at times when those places are less crowded. Saturday, Emy, Pat, and I went to see True Grit. I felt almost normal. Then this afternoon after Pat returned to C'nooga, Emy and I went to Cheekwood, a botanical garden and art gallery in west Nashville. We did a hike through the woods around the mansion on the sculpture trail. It was fun to walk, climb a few stairs, enjoy the artwork. 

I am a little stir crazy, and I am tired of feeling less than 100%, but I am keeping my eyes on the prize so you won't hear me complaining, at least not TOO much.


  1. This is a great picture and so prophetic - slow and steady wins the race! Good job getting the picture with the story too! Very techy of you. I don't know how to do the attached picture thing. I hope this week is a great one for you and headache free! Peace! Dee

  2. You always look so great!!! I admire your strength, your stamina. You go, Girl!! Thanks for the posting with photo--good for you!! I'm glad everything is going so well and I, too, wish you freedom from headaches and nausea. I'm keeping those visualizations going as well as prayers.
    Love ya! Edrie