As you know if you've read the previous posts, this blog is a retrospective look at Richard's diagnosis with myeloma in 1999 to the present. He had an allogenic stem cell transplant on October 25, and we have both been living in Rochester, MN since that time for his outpatient treatment.
We are home for Christmas!! We will be here two whole days...didn't think we'd make it. Richard's creatinine has been rising and he had a kidney biopsy last week that showed damage from cyclosporine. So now they are trying to taper the cyclosporine down. But we're not thinking about it for the next two days. We just want to be here with our family and enjoy ourselves. My daughters put up a tree for us and also some of the decorations we've had for years. It was sweet of them to do that. They are busy with their own lives. We'll have Christmas with them tomorrow and again on Monday with my sisters and their families. Tonight, Christmas Eve, we are happy just to sit together in our own living room on our own furniture. This is actually our tree from 2003, but this year's is just as nice.