Progress report after first transplant

Geraldine and her mother, Martine, just before being released

Geraldine and her mother, Martine, just before being released

Hello again everyone. I have been out of the hospital since Thursday afternoon, and am staying in a very nice corporate apartment in Richmond.

The view here is incredible, and the apartment is a very upscale, furnished condo with assigned parking and 24 hour security. Although I do miss seeing everyone back in Norfolk, I am grateful to be out of the hospital with such a nice place to recover. Its important that I stay only a few minutes away from VCU Medical Center in case anything happens during the next couple of weeks.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

On to even better news. My counts continue to climb and I continue to make progress with healing and re-growing my bone marrow at a fast pace. The hospital staff has been very pleased and everyone is saying how far ahead I am in the recovery process. I still feel like it is going too slow sometimes, but then I get reminded how far ahead of schedule I am.

I feel very lucky in all aspects. I get to spend the holidays with my daughter and my parents. I have wonderful friends who have shown me huge amounts of support and love.

Thank you all, and I hope you all have happy holidays.

6 Responses to “Progress report after first transplant”

  1. 1 Harvey Lynch December 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    On Dancer, on Prancer, on Donner, ‘n’ Ger-l-itzn!

    This is really great news! You cannot see the smile on my face as I write this, but use a little imagination. These silly emoticons are so inadequate 🙂 ! Keep up the “good work”. The news is a great present to us all on the Winter Solstice.

    How do you do it? You have been through so much and still you look great. Your smile is quite infectious, and it is a great “condition” to catch. Can’t rightly call it a “disease”. Logically it would be an “ease”, I suppose, but no one would understand that. Have not yet seen the “bald look” on the model runways yet, but maybe they’ll catch on eventually.

    Now about the reindeer get-up… Were any animals injured in making this ornamentation? You look like you may have a vehicle too. What kind of a license is required to drive it?

    Your progress is very impressive, and I look forward to hearing more. Say Hi to Vivian, Martine, and Andrew for me.



  2. 2 Mary Wilborn December 21, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Hey my lady! I just wanted you to know I received SO MANY donations for you for Vivi’s Christmas! As soon as you are feeling up to it we can go get her those books and clothes you said she needed. I love you and wish you a Merry Christmas!!!


  3. 3 Eva & Neal Turner December 21, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Geraldine,
    We are so glad to hear that you are out of the hospital
    & will be able to spend the holidays with your family
    in a nice environment!!!!
    Stay strong & happy-everyone is here for you.
    Have a great holiday & we will talk soon.
    With love,
    Eva & Neal

  4. 4 Rachael Hendrickson December 21, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Hey girly,

    Its wonderful that you are recovering well and get to spend Christmas with your beautiful daughter and awesome parents. I wish you a very happy holiday from my family to yours and keep up the good work!!


  5. 5 Kendra Canterbury Stephens December 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Hi there!

    What a wonderful Christmas gift for you an your family. The time to be together will be just what you need to get that white count up even higher. Please let me know if there is anything that I can for you and your family.

    Have a wonderful Christmas season-


  6. 6 Courtney December 22, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    What wonderful news! I’m so glad about your progress and they you will have your family with you on Christmas. I love you.


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