My counts this morning are even higher!
I am currently getting my chemo and waiting for the doctor to officially give us the word that I am discharged today. I will be sent home with an instruction manual for how to take care of myself and will pick up half of Walgreens on the way home, but at least I will be HOME!
I will update this same post later tonight with the details and what we can expect in the upcoming days, but was too excited to not share now!
Update: When we got home around 2 the first thing Ryan did was run to me and take off my hat and put it on his head. (While I was getting discharged my friend Kayti brought two hats that were awesome!) The hat exchange went back and forth for a while and he didn’t even seem to notice that my hair was missing. I was afraid it would scare him or he would not know I was his Mama, but he didn’t skip a beat. It was so surreal and just so WONDERFUL to be back at our house. Ryan and I played for about an hour and then it was nap time.
John and I crawled into bed and I just couldn’t hold back the tears of happiness. My own bed, my husband by my side again, some sort of normalcy for a couple weeks. After I calmed down I took about a 30 minute nap, which is actually pretty good considering the past two nights I’ve only had about 4 hours of sleep each. I then decided I’d like to take a bath, aka. shave my legs. I made the executive decision that my platelets were high enough and I was careful. It’s a really weird feeling knowing I probably won’t have to shave again until I’m done with chemo, which could be months down the line. While I was doing that John went to pick up all of my million prescriptions (which we opted for Wal-Mart instead).
Mom, John, Ryan & myself wanted John’s parents, Amy & the kiddos, and Shannon to come over for celebration pizza. One, to celebrate the birthday of Amy & Jim (John’s brother) and two, me being home! We had a lot of pizza and a little bit of Beatles Rock Band.
I am praying that my own bed will make a world of difference with my sleep, so sweet dreams!