I was discharged Wednesday evening. Have been resting in the hotel for a few days. I'm headed home Saturday. Home Sweet Home.
The overflow items have been shipped home. We start to pack the luggage for the airport this evening. Carefully packing the carry on bag with all the post-HSCT necessities. Can you say hand santizer?
We have been watching either the Blue Angels or the Brietling Jet team practice from our hotel room. Chicago has their annual air & water show here tomorrow.
It's bittersweet leaving Chicago. I adore this city, it has given me a new lease on life. That being said, I miss my home, my love, my dog, my friends and my family. I'm hoping we have an on-time smooth flight home.
Once back I begin the roller coaster of healing. There isn't a gradual wellness that comes post HSCT. I have been told to expect the days that feel like a relapse. Lots of patience and calm will be required while I let my body do its thing.
My baby brother comes in this weekend to spend my first week at home with me. We have blood labs and physical therapy appointments. It will be reassuring to have someone with me that first week while I gauge my strength and stamina.
Thanks again for all the love, encouragement and support. While the procedure is behind me there is a lot of work left in recovery. I will be working hard and making you proud.