Transplant Journey

Update Day +16: Surprise

Day +16. surprise, surprise, I am writing this blog at home, while playing a board game (The Logo Board Game) with the family. It is difficult to concentrate, but I’ll give a short update. The blood counts continue to go up. The white cell count (wcc) is at 2.1, the neutrophils are 1.4, the platelets are 131 and the hemoglobin is at 10.6.

They let me out for a few hours so that I can come home for dinner. Had a very nice curry and I will be back in the hospital later on tonight. The only bit of bad news is that they moved me out of my room into a ward with 4 other patients. They will probably let me out again tomorrow and then spend Saturday night at home. Expect to be back home on Sunday or Monday. The doctor told me this morning that this is one battle won, but that there is still a long road ahead of me.  Please continue to keep me in your prayers. Thank you for your love, support and prayers.I will still be in semi-isolation for a few months while at home, with regular visits to the hospital.

There was a minor crisis this morning when I ran out of credit and was unable to connect to the WiFi network. As usual my friend Denis came to the rescue and went out and topped up the ‘3’ sim card. I was then able to watch the Sri Lanka South Africa cricket match. For the first time in our cricketing history, we beat South Africa in a test match in South Africa. All in all another great day in the office for me!

I will leave my computer at home tonight and will not be back on the blog until the New Year. Wish you all a very Happy New Year! That’s all for now until 2012 folks!

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