Monday, July 14, 2008

Day 60

HOOOME TONIGHT!!!!
Yes, that is correct! At approximately 9:30 tonight, I will be getting into my mother's car and driving back to Ithaca, where I will sleep in my OWN bed and eat REAL food and see my friends... YES!
Although that's amazing news, today was pretty tiring. I got the port inserted (which hurt quite a bit but not nearly as much as I thought it would), and we decided to get another round of interthecal (sp?) chemotherapy over with while we're still here, so I was basically in and out of the operation rooms all day or in bed recovering from them.
My counts are expected to drop soon so anyone who wants to visit (trust me, I want you to visit), please do it soon and please make sure you're healthy. I have about a month before the next and hopefully the final round of chemo, and then, if all goes well, I will be off to college!
Things seem to be looking up, so thanks for all the support through the rough and smooth. I'll try to keep this updated while I'm at home if anything exciting happens.
Much, MUCH love,
Marika

2 comments:

Paul said...

Hello Marika - I found your blog quite coincidentally from a google search and hope you don't mind me jumping in out of the blue.

I was diagnosed with APL in 2006, so have been where you are going now. It's a rough ride for the first 3 months but things do get better, and your life will get back to normal in quite a short time. If you had to get Leukemia, then this is the "least worst" one to get and treatment is rough but generally straightforward.

All best

Paul
(p.alexander@cbs.curtin.edu.au)

terri said...

HI,

SO HAPPY THAT YOU ARE HOME AND THAT YOU ARE ALMOST DONE WITH YOUR TREATMENTS.

HOPE THE REST OF THE SUMMER WILL BE GOOD. GET PLENTY OF REST AND SOON YOU WILL BE OFF TO COLLEGE.

KEEP IN TOUCH, GOOD LUCK.

TERRI AND HENRY