Sunday, January 30, 2011

Trying to stay Positive.

Trying to stay positive, but it's tough. I have basically been confined to my bed (or the hospital bed) on IV's for the the past 5 weeks. Hoping this stomach virus get's cleared soon so I can have a better month in February.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Still fighting this stomach virus.

I am still fighting this stomach virus that has me down. I am on IV nutrition 20 hrs per day which gives me the nutrients I need. But, I am still quite weak. Several of my GVHD meds needed to be switch to IV because the pill were going right through me. So, it's a bit tricky and complicated to deal with this. Daily trips to the clinic and managing meds, IV's, sleep, etc. at home is a challenge. Toshiko is incredible how she can help me and manage Tyler all at the same time. Julie and Jackie came and help at the clinic both days this weekend and that was a big help (thanks Jackie & Julie!). My parents are coming also to help tomorrow. Thank you, thank you! And, my good friend & nurse, Kelsey at the clinic has taken care of me the past few days. I am so fortunate to have so many people who care for me.


Friday, January 14, 2011

In and out of the hospital again.

Last Friday I had flu-like symtoms and ended up in that hospital again for 6 days. They first thought is was a stomach virus, then gut GVHD. Finally, after many tests they concluded yesterday it is NOROVIRUS, a stomach virus. So, they are treating for that now. I came home 2 days ago and going to the clinic each day for insfusions, plus on IV hyrdation and nutrient infusions myself at home. I lost 12 pounds and rather weak, but getting better.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


The more difficulties one has to encounter, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.