Monday, June 22, 2009

Day +20 evening edition: Let's Take It Slow

The good news is that there's not a lot of news. Susan continues to be relatively pain free (i.e., she doesn't feel the need for pain medications right now), but her body is still far from being at a comfortable equilibrium. This is going to take some time, even for her to get back to feeling as well (again, relatively speaking) as she did before her re-admission to the hospital. For those hoping for some direct contact, she's still not up to emailing or even talking much beyond the peremptory "could you get me a glass of juice, please."

Presumably she'll continue to gain strength now that she's back in the apartment, but remember, she is still a very recent stem cell/bone marrow transplant recipient. We'll have more information after Susan's Wednesday AM appointment at Dana Farber. It's at 7:30 AM. Good luck, Cici, in getting her up for that.

Tune in again tomorrow.


  1. Ceci, Good luck on Wednesday, we that know and love Susan are having a good laugh this morning after reading last nights blog,,,Thanks I needed that!....over & out, Les

  2. Excellent news about being back in the apartment! Did anyone ever move the picture that was hung too far above the newly arranged sofa? Maybe that will speed along Susan's recovery :)

    Sending lots of healing thoughts. Let us know if you need anything.

    Claire and Ted

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