2 steps forward: 1 step back….

It's like I'm dancing with myself in the worlds most annoyingly dull square dance. I seemingly start to get better and feel good, and then comes along a day that I just feel horrible. Today was the later.

Yesterday we went and saw Pan's Labyrinth, and it's an interesting movie – pretty much nothing like what I thought it was going to be like from the previews. It was sort of a cross between a political drama about Franco Spain, and Fantasy. Weird, and very violent. It was a good movie, but I can't say it's anything I would really recommend anyone to go and see. Then we went to lunch and Best Buy, and by the time I needed to leave Best Buy I was baked, cooked, toasted and completely fried. Done.

I was a bit surprised, since all I did was sit for the movie, nothing too hard – but man – I must of done a number on myself because I didn't sleep, and today just sucked. I'm feeling a bit better now, but all day I didn't do anything. 

I finally got a new game for the PSP and it's prett cool, Tony Hawks Project 8 , hate to skate dude! It's a bit more complicated as far as the tricks and moves, but it's still cool. There's a ton of stuff you can do, a bunch of characters and varios terrains. Should be fun.

Well, it's time to veg at the TV more….. 

Tired, tired, tired….

Not much else to say really, that sums it up. I am tire, tired, tired. So I haven't done a single thing today. I slept, watched tv, played my PSP, slept, ate lunch, slept…. you get the idea.

I must have burned up my allowance of fuel yesterday, because I am beat.

Maybe I will get out tomorrow again, go see a movie or something…. 

Another good day

Today was another good day. I woke up early again, but I am sort of getting used to not being able to sleep all night. Litsa and I woke up and toddled off to the lab, then went out to get some breakfast at this nice little bagel place on the south side . It was a good bagel, and I'm glad I decided it looked good.

We then went down to the South Side Works , which is 3 or 4 block outside mall area, with a ton of stores – including REI. We really only stumbled upon this place while we were driving around looking for the REI, and wasting a few minutes until everything opened at 10.

By the time we got done with REI and then going back to the Utrecht art store I was pretty well spent, and Litsa dropped me at the room and I slept for a few hours. It was really good to get out of the room, even though I was dead tired by the end of it.

Maybe tomorrow or Wednesday we will get out to see a movie – that would be good….

It may not seem important, I know…

…but it is, so I'm bothering telling you so.

It was sort of a milestone day today as I was able traverse a couple flights of stairs on my own for the first time. Hurt a bit, and tired me out enough to take another nap – but I did it.  ::  hooray for me  ::

That's bout it tho' – didn't do much else. My blood work came back and they changed my meds around a bit, which I guess is normal, but I get to hang loose for the weekend, and just get labs on Monday and not see the docs in clinic – so I guess that's a good sign. They pulled a couple of stiches, and cleaned up my ginormous scar a bit ( which SUCKED!), but everything is going according to (someones) plan – or that's what they keep telling me, so that's what I assume.

A bit of an off day today, but I can't even begin to tell you how huge this is, and I am amazed everyday that I am not still in the Hospital. I need a computer though.

OMG! These winblows 98 machines are heck-a-bad, and super lousy. One of them won't even run gmail. I think I am going to try and contact Dell or Gateway and see if I can get them to donate a dozen machines for the various Family House facilities in the area.

It really is a life altering experience, in more ways than one. I had a collectomy 12 years ago or so, and that was a cake walk compared to this – in fact I would trade 2 of those for this any day – at least on a pain/recovery scale.

More time, a bit more energy, a bit less pain

Every day that goes by I get a little bit better, I do mean a little bit though. It still hurts to get up, sit down, stand, walk…. you get the idea. I have more energy today than I have had all week, so I feel pretty good about that – but I don't feel a lot better – and honestly I can't wait until my body catches up with te rest of me now. I feel fine, and want to move, I just; can't.

Any one who has ever had major surgery will get the jist. At least I only have to one grand-pupah scar now. My other one is almost 100% gone, so hey, maybe I even got a tummy tuck out of the deal. (hehehe)

I'm going to need a new game for my PSP at this rate though, I've about 1/2 or completed Daxter and about 1/3 the way through Star Wars. Litsa has even taken to playing the Golf game too – although I'm not sure if +28 is considered playing….

Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, magazines, Tibeten Monk incantations, cards, jokes, prayers, and general love that has been sent my way – there is no way that it did not help in my seemingly speedy recovery.

Working hard at getting better

This is by far, hands down, this single most difficult thing I have ever had to deal with in my life. I’m… what? 12 days into my transplant? 13 days? Something like that. I still have trouble even remembering what the freakin day is – but I think I am doing well, and that is what they tell – me so it’s going well.

This is going to be short, as I am getting tired. Thanks for alll the support from family, friends, and folks I don’t even know. As I get more energy I will start making some more posts, and calls.

My liver numbers are almost normal at this point, something I don’t think they have been in a decade – so that’s always good news.

Not exactly USPS but we will take it.

I am sure Darryll will be surprised that I figured this out, but then again maybe not.

However, I thought I would let all those who follow this blog, that on January 4th they Delivered His Liver. He has a long recovery ahead of him, but the doctors are very pleased with how his new liver is functioning. And sometime today they will be releasing him from the hospital. We are both happy and nervous at the same time. Thank you for all your support and prayers.

Litsa (the wife)