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Christmas 2016
Celebrating Christmas at Grandmor & Grandpa Bob's

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Home from the hospital

I got home from the hospital on Friday afternoon after a week of chemotherapy to prepare for the stem cell harvest which will begin on the 17th. Everything went well, but  I am amazed at how fatigued I am since I have come home. After doing nothing all day Saturday I ended up sleeping around the clock and then some that night. Terri and I are adjusting to a number of changes--more medications (I'm getting to the point of being overwhelmed by them), new injections, procedures for Terri to learn, a change in eyesight which makes it difficult for me to read, and some nausea, but no loss of hair yet. That could come later. I've got a great Dr. Seuss hat from Liz and Mike if that should happen!

This week will see my white blood cells drop to their lowest count so I will need to avoid large crowds (no problem there!) and people with colds. I won't be going to the Cubs Convention next weekend with Andrew and Mike, but I'll look forward to hearing all about it from them. Home health care will be coming by every other day to check my blood counts and make sure everything is going well.

So we keep moving forward a day at a time. Thank you for all of your good wishes and prayers as Terri and I walk this journey. I probably won't be able to respond to them but know that they are all greatly appreciated and hold tremendous meaning for both of us.



  1. We have been thinking of you and praying for you Uncle Bob! Thank you for the birthday card for Bjorn- it was so thoughtful when you have so many other things on your mind! We were glad to have Andrew, Katie and Anna join us for the birthday party on Saturday!

  2. So good to hear from you, Heidi. Aunt Terri and I were so excited when we heard that there was a cousin party for Bjorn. I know Andrew and Katie were looking forward to celebrating with you. I'm doing okay although I will be very happy when this is all through and we can all be up in MI on the beach having a great time. Give little Bjorn a kiss from Uncle Bob.

  3. Hi Bob-
    What a nice website! I'm impressed by your blogging skills. :)

    Just wanted to let you know that I am sending you good vibes for continued strength and positivity from Ohio.
    -Lisa D.

  4. Lisa,
    So glad to hear from you! Hope you had a great holiday and that all is going well with you in your new job! Thanks for thinking of me and sending positive thoughts.