Monday, July 13, 2009


After 19 days in the hospital and well ahead of schedule, I will be discharged from Karmanos sometime this afternoon...

Thank you all for visiting me, supporting me, and praying for me. I would truly have never gotten through this without my family and friends.

God Bless you all.


(this will be the last post for this blog)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Alive and well...

I might be a bit rundown and tired, but I'm still trucking through here on Day 16. I have a 5 dollar bet with the doctor that I will be out on Monday.

Monday would be 19 days which is ahead of my goal of 21.

Nothing new to report here. Got a platelet transfusion yesterday and slept most of the day. Hoping to get around and doing some laps today.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

2 weeks in....

Well, I've now been here for two weeks and the first thing I thought when I woke up is...

"When the hell do I get out of here"

Still pulling for a mid-week release next week.

Got lucky today in that my nurse is also a friend of a friend. Not only is she good at her job from what I can tell but she seems real nice.

All in all, my experiences with the staff here have been extremely positive.

Yesterday, I had the first blood transfusion of my life....Wasn't thrilled about that....hoping to avoid any more but that might be impossible.

Otherwise, feeling pretty good and hangin in there as best as possible.


Monday, July 6, 2009

The Good and the Bad

The Good

-I'm able to sit up and still use a computer
-I can hold down food
-Strong possibility I can get out in a week or so if I dont get sick

The Bad

-I farted last night and it smelled so bad it almost made me puke
-The old guy down the hall told my mom that I was being lazy and that I needed to walk more
-My wife still sucks at Wii Tennis

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Apologies about the lack of updates....

Transplant was thursday and was successful. Now its just a waiting game. I feel a bit sluggish and more tired than normal, but am still able to function.

Still shooting for a mid July discharge.

Have fun on the 4th and don't lose any fingers blowing up fireworks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day 8

Well, I've officially been here a week. So, I'm hoping around 14 more days before I get discharged....

Its weird...The longest vacation I've ever taken is two weeks. So essentially, this is the longest time I've gone without being home.

Also, and this has nothing to do with anything, I accidentally hit one of the nurses in the butt yesterday....

I didnt realize how close she was and I stuck my arm out for my blood pressure....Instead of air, I got her derriere...

And then she smiled...which made the whole thing uncomfortable