Chronicle of a Stem Cell Transplant (and on through to the other side)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Doing the Chicken Dance

It's been a great few weeks...

I feel more "normal" (well, as normal as I get) than I have in months and my energy and stamina have returned in a big way, enough to enjoy five hours of retail therapy with my mom on Monday. It was so nice to spend "non-medical" time together as that has filled so many of our days these past few years.

I also had enough energy to exercise, go to yoga again and get in some long overdue visits with friends. Ian returned to work this week which also helps with the whole "return to normalcy" after such a stressful summer. We had one last "hurrah" by going over to the Sunshine Coast last week to "camp." Well, this is Ian's idea of camping anyway...

Our "tent" at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

The view from inside

Ian enjoying Happy Hour on our patio

Me doing the same

So, now, the plan is to have another PET scan in the next few weeks, see where we're at, and, hopefully, get word in December as to how quickly the SGN 35 trial is expected to open in Vancouver. Obviously, the sooner the better so we don't have to relocate again for treatment. In the meantime, I'm working on a collection of short stories/personal narratives, and am looking forward to giving another writing workshop at the end of the month.

These beautiful friends of mine have been busy too. They make Wonder Woman jealous...

Lisa at the top of "a bitch of a hill" during her Century Ride in Honolulu for Team in Training

Leah and Anna at Light the Night in Stanley Park

Ahh, sweet November.