jeop-ard-y (jep-er-dee): peril or danger
Click link below to jam with Jeopardy:
Answer: All of the overwhelming love and support from my family and friends
Question: How have I made it through this brawl thus far?
Question: Whom did I visit after my City of Hope appointments on Thursday, right down the hall in his recovery room after having his prostate yanked? (He’s home and kicking ass with his recovery) 🙂
Question: What percent of my brother/donor (Leason Pomeroy IV) am I now? (Dr. F said after rebooting my DNA, we are now virtually twins! He also said a little quieter, “You could go on a crime spree and pin it on him” 🙂
Question: Who is the BEST caregiver ever? (He manages all appointments, prescriptions, insurance, marketing, correspondence, fluid intake, driving, household sterilization, etc.)
Question: How many days has it been since my bone marrow transplant?
Question: Which food do I miss the most on this f-ed up low bacteria diet?
Question: Who gives the most kick ass foot massage on earth? (She routinely gave me heavenly 3-4 hour foot massages (with gloves) while I was in my COH bubble.)
Question: What is the current size of my thigh hematoma? (As compared to the baseball sized mass I sported for the past 8 months)
Answer: My lower eyelashes
Question: What have changed direction and are now growing into my eyeballs?
Question: How can one learn more about becoming a life saving bone marrow donor?
Answer: My f-ing left knee
Question: What is still totally numb, after my thigh muscle biopsy mishap in May, causing occasional loss of stability/balance?
Question: What is the miracle product that allows me to take a shower without getting my PICC line wet and infected?
Answer: One of my most annoying side effects
Question: What is a hair in the back of my throat that would not go away? (It has just now disappeared, but for weeks, I was like, “OK, you little f-er, up or down – your choice.”) (Originally I wrote, ” Spit or Swallow,” but that just didn’t sound appropriate.)
Question: When will I be re-immunized with every shot I’ve ever had in my entire life? (They were all wiped out when my immune system was destroyed by chemo.)
Answer: A single renegade ultra thin hair sprouting from the upper right arm that would grow forever if left alone
Question: What is one of the weirdest commonalities between my brother and me? (These matching hairs have been there for years.)
Just to clear up any confusion from my previous post:
My brother is completely healed after his bone marrow harvest, with his original butt crack as the only crack on his backside 🙂 Sorry if I caused any alarm!
While at my last appointment at City of Hope, we ran into the wife of one of my fellow 6th floor transplant patients. (As soon as I was allowed to get out of my bubble and take masked and gloved walks around the nurses’ station, we would see her and chat about the progress her husband and I were making.) She told us on Thursday that her husband has decided to give up his fight. He’s had 2 transplants that have not worked, and he has a fungal infection in his lung (as did I), and he’s just not up for battling any more. He has asked to have all of his meds (except painkillers) stopped. This news hits me hard. I feel so horrible for them. They are the nicest people!
I am so very, very lucky – it could have been me.