Ok, so a major Justin update is in order! Last Thursday (June 25) Justin went for his Day 92 post transplant visit to his doctor, and was told that he could lift his food restrictions at home! He also had his picc line removed and had his final bone marrow biopsy (for a few months)! So, he has his left arm back! No more tubes! He’s free! We have now been sent from City of Hope Hospital back to Kaiser on Sunset for the remainder of his visits. Justin went on Tuesday to see Dr. Sahebi at Kaiser. She gave him the big green light! He can go out to eat (no sushi yet) and go out without a mask when he’s comfortable! He is going to go to the doctor every two weeks now instead of twice a week. This is what we’ve been waiting all this time for! I wanted to include in this post a picture of the amazing first meal he had at the house when he got the go-ahead to eat raw foods. He’s been craving a big salad! A big COLD salad! So I made him a whopper! I can’t seem to get the picture to upload… another day.
The update on me is that I am not sharing in all of the fun — going out to eat, visiting friends, etc. — because I have pneumonia! Crazy. I’m getting over it, and will be home to celebrate soon. Interesting how this life works, isn’t it?
Love to all of you! Love and gratitude!