fina.ly, finally I was given permission by Dr Burt himself to stop taking my anti-viral medication. It has been the cause of my 2 month stomach virus (that was never a virus). I have to be very, very careful and make sure I stay away from anyone who has chicken pox, shingles or has had any, live vaccines (shingles, nasal flu). I can’t contain my excitement because the best I have felt is when I am off them.
I started back to work on the 8th. I missed everyone so much, but it has been so hard. The constant speed at which I work is causing me to burn out and I end days with bad migranes and I’m having trouble stopping when I need to. I try to go in later and leave earlier, but I’m still struggling so much. I am lucky to be surrounded by supportive people. I just pray it gets easier.
On the 11th, we all went to the local JW Marriott for the night. Their watermark is perfect, it was such a nice weekend. So many of my local friends came and spent the day(s) with us and Rosie was thrilled and surrounded by friends. Dan and my parents were with us, but Fran, Kevin and the rest of the family were back in NY. That is always the hardest thing when we are separated.
Other then that, life is going on. My hair is slowly growing, I’ve been doing things I haven’t done in years and I’m happy to go places instead of wanting to stay home and rest all the time. My favorite thing is helping others get started in the process that changed my life for the better. I’m actually going to get cards made with all the info information about HSCT, because I’m asked so often about it.
For now, I look forward to the months to follow and turning into a mother that has energy to do things with my beauty. Having her notice changes in me continues to melt my heart.