Sorry for the delay in updating my blog. Overall it has been a good week. The Dr. has been pleased with my progress so far though I am still dealing with a very sore throat and the mucositis. The mucositis is a side effect of a drug that I finished today, so hopefully that should start improving over the next few days.
I've been spending time daily either walking the halls or using the treadmill in the exercise room. My neutrophil count hasn't hit its lowest point yet, so the next few days may still be hard until my counts begin to rise again. My days have been filled mostly with trying to eat as much as possible, a slow, painful process, and just sleeping.
If all continues to progress well I should be released from the hospital to the housing provided by the American Cancer Society by the end of the month or so. The doctors will want me to stay within the St. Louis area for about the first 100 days, though they did say they will transfer me back to my doctors at Ellis Fischel as soon as possible.
There is still a lot that time will tell. For now, we continually thank you for your prayers on our behalf. I have received far too many cards to list, but do want to thank the Wassons and PHCers for blessing us. Also to Emily for the very cool pink fuzzy hat. It's all the rage. :-)