Thursday, March 6, 2008

Getting better everyday

Everything is looking good according to my doctor. My GVHD rash is almost completely gone so that means we can start lowering my steroid dose. Once I am off the steroids I will be able to get back to my "normal" self. I never realized how much steroids affects your mental state. That has been the hardest adjustment. Once I am off the steroids things will get a lot better. I am still weak, but I am getting out of the house and walking more. I am going to start physical therapy so that should help me a lot to regain my strength. I have been keeping myself busy by knitting hats. I am getting pretty good at it. Now I need to learn how to make scarfs. I am 40 days post transplant and I can't believe it's been over a month since I got my new stem cells. I will say it has been a hard 40 days, but I think things are finally settling down and I am starting to recover from the transplant. Thanks for checking in on me and keeping me in your prayers. I know that is what is helping me get thru this.



Anonymous said...

Still thinking of you and praying for you. It sounds like your headed uphill. Hang in there!! Keep on knittin' girl!

Love ya,
Tia and David

Anonymous said...

Always in my prayers Sam!!

Much love,

Anonymous said...

Hello Ms Sam,
I've been wondering about you. You haven't posted in a while. How are you getting on?
One of the DB's got a new job. When you feel up to it check in with her. We went up to see their new digs a few weeks ago. Very nice.
Thinking of you and your family, wishing you as always, our very best.
Mama B

Ronni Gordon said...

Glad you have feeling better every day! I am six months post transplant and have felt great except that now I have a rash and a low-grade fever which might be related to GVHD or might not. Isn't it interesting that we now know so many abbreviations that we never wished to know! I am writing a new blog about ways to cope with some of this. I'd love it if you'd visit and post a comment as to how any of what I write speaks to you.
Ronni at

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

I am so glad that you found my blog and that I found yours... I am so thankful that I get to keep up with you now. So good to hear the good news... our God is so good and just remember he is ahead of you so HE is there before you even need Him. Thanks for keeping updated with us while we are in Singapore.