1. I may only have 2.5 weeks of hemo left, rather than 3 months.
2. Hemo is going well, despite my hatred of it. My numbers are looking so much better, and I'm feeling better the 4 days a week I don't have to go.
3. The afternoons when I get home from hemo are awful, and I feel like a deflated balloon. But, it gets me out of cooking dinner and I get to nap, so let's say that's a positive.
4. Kati is homeschooling this semester, and despite the whole "I'm 16 and a girl" part of it, and all that can go with it, it's wonderful to have her home again.
5. I've been able to start keeping up with my Bloglines again, and being around all of you is so wonderful again. And I'm starting to comment more, rather than just lurking.
6. Jonathan has taken a huge interest in cooking recently, what with his fascintion for Gordaon Ramsey, and has made some amazing dinners for us. Seriously, complete with "presenting" his food all purty and garnished and everything. His vocabulary includes words like 'saute', 'sous-vide', 'poach', 'juliettee'. I stand amazed.
7. Jonathan's fascination and desire to cook has spurned some competition between he and his sister. So dinnertimes around here are a wonder to watch. And I'm more than happy to step aside from my role of chief casserole and simplicity dinner-maker and watch. And eat.
8. John continues to love me every day.
9. In just 7 short weeks, I will have not one but two permitted drivers in my house (not a Happy Thing). And I don't have to pay more for the insurance until they have real, actual licenses (a Huge Happy Thing!). Oh, and jobs to pay for said insurance. Funny- they may be driving with one of us alongside until they are 18. He he he he ....
10. Speaking of driving, guess who drove for the first time since November today. And didn't die. Or kill anyone else, or even casue damage or injuries? WooHoo!!!!!
11. Stefan did not win Top Chef tonight. And although I was voting for Carla all the way, Hosea winning still made me happy. And not just because Stefan didn't win. Did I mention I was voting for Stefan? Just checking.
12. We are tentatively scheduled to do the Pre-transplant Acceptance Evaluation at OHSU on the 18th. Since we could not go with Legacy (due to insurance issues) this was our second choice.
13. The good news? By using OHSU, our insurance will give us a reimbursable allowance of $10,000 towards travel and lodging for transplant. This can cover mileage and hotels for both me and my living donor. Since I will probably have to fly our living donor out, as well as my own stay for at least a month in Portland post-transplant, this is a HUGE blessing. We will have to pay everything up front, but at least we know we can get reimbursed at some point. Amen.
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