October 29, 2013

Today is ASCT +13. It was also going home day.

Some of the nurses thought it might be a record. My WBC climbed to 17.1, way above normal (it’s OK), my platelets to 180 now in the normal range, and my other numbers were also up. What’s a record I think, is the number of people praying for me to help this process along. God bless all of you for all your prayers on my behalf! Praise be to God!

I did have the catheter removed at about noon to 1 PM or so. Then there was the meeting with the Nurse Practitioner, Kate, and my head Nurse, Horita, both wonderful people from whom Kathleen and I received hugs on the way out.

Then, Kathleen drove me home in Rosa; we had a snack of cheese and crackers, and for dinner, some soup. This was the most food in 3 hours that I have had in 2 weeks! Some days I had virtually nothing at all – helluva way to lose weight. More on that tomorrow.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing and thank you for the healing in those for whom we pray, Leighton, Herma, Berris, Sylvia, Nicola, Barbara, Mike, and Joe.

I give thanks for the life of Leighton, who joined our Lord in heaven on October 26, 2013. I am so sorry he has left our companionship, he was a calming influence wherever he was.

Amen.