Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Going Home!

It's been pointed out to me by several people that it has been quite awhile since my last update. I guess it has, but there hasn't been a whole lot exciting going on around here. I made it home for the holidays which was good because we got to spend it with family but other than that, I've pretty much been under house arrest. I can go outside to walk around and stuff, I just can't be in public places.

I'm mostly out of the post-transplant danger zone at this point, I am just more susceptible to getting sick and when/if I do get sick it's going to hit me much harder and for much longer than usual. Best to be avoided but going a little nuts. I've been working out at home but it's not the same as hiking and skiing in the mountains.

Originally I we were supposed to stick around until the end of March for 100-days-post-transplant PET scan. However, since there is no monitoring before then and you can get a PET scan just as easily in AK as in PA/NJ, I was wondering what was the point of sitting around the house here all day when I've got stuff to do up there. We've got water damage in the house and I'm running out of the short term disability. Once I made it clear to my doctor that we had no intentions permanently returning to the east coast (sorry Moms) and that we wanted to get back to Alaska, she had no problem with us going a bit earlier. So, that's the big news. We're heading back to Alaska on Feb 18th. It's been great spending so much time with the family but at the same time I'm not able to enjoy many of the other perks that come with being back on the east coast: visiting friends, restaurants, concerts, etc. It's time to get back to our regular lives...whatever that may be at this point. Monkee is OUT OF SHAPE!