Monthly Archives: February 2005
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.
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.
Sun 02.20.05 – Bally’s Hotel.
Fri 02.18.05 – We’re here. Punk Rock Bowling. Ms. Jen and Liz Ortega.
Tomorrow morning we leave for the 7th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament for three and a half days.
I will be blogging it from my Nokia 7610 camera phone to the new Barflies.net Bowling Blog.
Sun 02.13.05 – Small yellow flowers.
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 sub–pages of the blog consistent with the site design, and I added the Category names to each post.
Check it out. What thinkest thou?