I know I’ve been quiet lately. It isn’t you. It’s me. I ventured to the gated community suburbs of Chicago on a much-needed trip to visit Jimmy. He just happens to be taking both his DO and MD medical school boards at the end of May, so all this bone marrow transplant stuff is far from friendly timing.
During my Chicago-land frolics, it became increasingly apparent to me that there is in fact a sunny side to low blood counts, namely:
- I can push people down and they can’t push me back.
- I don’t have to clean a bathroom for at least six months.
- I can take naps whenever I want. Even at inopportune times.
- People frequently offer to buy me steak in the hopes of raising my iron levels.
- The colorful bruises I’ve been known to collect can’t be definitively attributed to clumsiness.
In addition to my ability to ward off blood transfusions for a week, my visit included several much-needed sunny sides. Among them:
Now, with images of stretching jean shorts dancing in my head, I’m preparing for tomorrow. It’s a big day. Not only is Powell Tate hosting a Be The Match Registry Drive at the office for all DC-ers (stop by and get swabbed if you’re in the Metro Center area!), but I’m meeting with my docs at Mayo to hear the gameplan. Not only am I anticipating the unveiling of my lucky match, but I hope we’ll get a timeframe of when the donor is able to do the good donating deed. I’m hoping the ball moves pretty quickly from here.
I’ll update tomorrow on both counts. Thank you for your continued support.
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