Thursday, April 11, 2013

Moving along...

The days have rushed by and I never got a post written after Reid's last doctor's appointment on April 1st.  That was day +100 and we left the house at 5:30 that morning and didn't get home until 6:30 in the evening.  It was a long and tiring day, but Reid had all his scans and then his doctor's appointment.  The good news is that the scans were clear and no cancer was seen.

I had every intention of taking a picture and then writing this post, but the picture never got taken and too many days have gone by.  I finally decided to go without a picture this time.  Reid looks remarkably well. (You'll have to take my word for it.)  If you saw him you would never believe all that he's been through.  He has had no complications.  They have cut back on the anti-rejection medication to one pill a day.  There's a good chance it will go down to one every other day next week.

He no longer has to be seen by the doctor weekly.  He his now able to go to the MD Anderson clinic in Clear Lake for a blood draw every other week.  On the alternate weeks he still has to go down to the Medical Center so he can be seen by the stem cell doctor.  However, being able to go to the clinic saves a lot of time (and parking money).

He still gets fatigued, but is learning to pace himself.  It frustrates him that he can't help me more, but there are certain things that he just can't do.

I finally got the backyard cleaned up and mowed.  (Reid's not allowed to do any kind of yard work because of the molds.)  I have a lawn service for the front yard and I'm seriously considering having them mow the back too, but I'm kind of particular about the way it's mowed and it doesn't need to be mowed weekly because it's not regular grass.  I've also been working on cleaning out the garage.  I hope to get a bunch of stuff up to Goodwill tomorrow.  I would have done it today, but it's raining like crazy.  (Thank goodness...we need it!)

I would also like to move and have been looking for another house, but really don't care for the type of homes they build here and the small lots.  I look at the listings, but rarely see one that I'd even like to look at.  I would prefer the type of homes they built in Virginia when we lived there, but homes like that are few and far between.  I don't want to keep putting money into this house.  The house across the street has been a mess for years and I don't expect things to get any better soon.  I was recently talking to a neighbor that told me they are considering selling and so is her next door neighbor.

I'd better go.  I told myself that I'd do a little cleaning today since I can't work in the garage because of the rain.  I'm not online much anymore, but will try and do better to keep in touch.


  1. I was getting worried I hadn't heard from you lately. Glad it was because of good news and that you are just busy. Reid sounds like he is going great -praise GOD! And Betty if your neighbors are selling you might want to do it first. Good luck!


  2. That's the best news I've heard in a long time! Praise the Lord! I am just thrilled for you and Reid!

    I hope you can find a nice house that you won't have to do any work on it.

  3. Yea, what wonderful news to many answered prayers for Reid!!!

    Good to hear from you again....

    I agree with Sandie, if your neighbors are selling, you need to think seriously about moving too.

    Good luck on your decision!

    Happy weekend!!

  4. I am so happy to hear the good news about Reid, Betty! I will contiue to keep hi in my prayers for a full healing.

    It sounds like you are busy and that is good! Good luck with the house sale--that is a really big job but worth it if you find a new lace you will love.

  5. Such positive news about Reid.

    I'm sorry you have so much on you. I wish I could give you a hand, Miss Betty.

    It must be difficult to know which decisions are the right ones for you right now!

    Sending hugs and prayers to you and your brave son!


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