My release is soon. According to my doctors, I could get out as soon as this week. Here’s what has to happen:
1. My counts have to be good. So far, so good.
2. I have to be able to eat 1,000 calories per day. Right now, I’m still struggling with broth and pudding. Today, perhaps I try some mashed potatoes. Tomorrow, if it’s rainy, I plan up on curling up with Game of Thrones and a Cranky Monkey smoothie.
3. I have to get rid of my IV medication. This is good, because I’m not on very much medication at all, considering. I’m no longer receiving morphine, but I still have the pain pump, so the morphine’s under my control. The anti-nausea drugs, Acyclovir, vitamins and other goodies I’ll eventually have to take by mouth, much more doable now that my throat is feeling better.
4. I have to drink a liter of water a day. Pre-transplant, this wasn’t a problem, so let’s see if I can get there again, with my sore esophagus.
Fingers crossed. I can’t simply chug some water and eat a bunch of food and check myself out. Hopefully, I feel well enough in the upcoming days to meet my goals and get out of here! After 26 days, I’m ready!