Monthly Archives: February 2005

The Exhaustion Blahs

Three weeks ago I came down with a scratchy, hoarse voice and a dry cough. I slept a lot, drank lots of liquids and tried to stay away from smokers.
My voice is back to normal, I only cough after being around smoke, but I am still exhausted. Exhausted to the point of not getting much done.
I had lots of grand plans for this weekend and very few of them materialized beyond 5 minutes. Now I want to go back to bed. Blah.

First We Were On, Then We Were Off, Then We Were Back On Again, And Then This Monday… We Were Back Off Again…

I alluded to it in this entry.
I got a call back in Sept. asking if I would go give blood to see if I was a match. I did. And I was.
On Dec. 9th, I went in for a full half day physicial. Blood. Heart. Chest. Urine. X-Ray. Multiple nice nurses and one cranky doctor. We were on. Scheduled for Mon. Jan. 3rd.
Then four days before Christmas it was called off. The transplant recipient had fallen out of remission. Donation cancelled.
Mon. Feb. 7th, I recieved a phone message from the NMDP saying that the donation was back on. More blood tests. More investment.
I returned home from Bowling on Monday evening, to find another message. We are off. Recipient is too ill to be a candidate for stem cell transplant.
Please pray for this leukemia patient, whose name I don’t know.
Consider registering to be in the Marrow Donor pool. It is a gift.

A Tweak Here, A Tweak There

After months of telling myself I would do it, I did.
I have worked out a tweak or small re-design of the blackphoebe.com front page and have given this blog a new banner, as well as made all the subpages of the blog consistent with the site design, and I added the Category names to each post.
Check it out. What thinkest thou?