+ 17 – Quiet Saturday in day in Moscow

Sept. 21, 2013 – Day +17

No numbers today, just a quiet day without being injected with anything. No drips twice a day, no one asking for my BP and temp, just seems to be pretty quiet. Very strange, since most of the time I’ve been here the morning’s are a buzz of activity.

I had some mild bone pain in my knees and legs again last night, but nothing to sound the alarm. Just took one Advil, and went back to sleep. So, it’s manageable. Night sweats and chills were min. too. So, feeling dog gone good today. Dr. F is at a conference for the weekend, but has left us in the loving hands of Dr. Julia, she speaks English very well and is so kind. She checked on my right after first breakfast and removed the bandage from Marvin. Said all looked good.

bandage removed

bandage removed

cleaned up.

cleaned up.

It’s supposed to be cold and rainy here today, but I still plan on trying to get out between rains and walk. I went out yesterday, late afternoon for a walk around the outside of the building. Let me tell you, the curbs here are NOT ADA compliant, not even close. I tried to step up onto the side walk and took a little tumble. And then was so weak I was afraid I wasn’t going to get back up. Luckily, Keith Moore, our new comrade from Canada was out and able to assist. He’s now weak to though, just finished his first round of Chemo that afternoon, so it was a task to get me back on my two feet again. NOTE TO SELF: stick to the parking lot’s and leave those crazy curbs for the newbies.

We have a new HSCT from Canada, Maya, I plan on stopping down on the 2nd floor to hopefully meet her and her mother sometime today.

So, that’s it from Here is Moscow. Have a great weekend!
Saturday in the Park – Chicago


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joanne
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 15:45:01

    Glad you are unattached from Marvin…he sure left a bite on your neck :o) Love you girl…praying for your quick and safe return home soon.


  2. Linda Turnage
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 20:15:43

    Definitely looks like a vamprire took a bite at your neck! Looks great though without Marvin. Be careful with those curbs and you’re right, stick to parking lots that have no steps! The countdown has begun to your return home! Can you believe, it’s almost the end of your Moscow journey. So excited to hear it won’t be much longer before you’re on that plane. Keep positive, Vicki! You are definitely my inspiration:)


  3. Darlene
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 20:22:35

    Must have been wonderful to go outside! Your Marvin scar looks good. Won’t even show after a while. Xxoo


  4. Roger
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 09:44:57

    I am surprised how good your neck looks after kickin “Marvin”. It must be great to get out and stumble around, just don’t have a bad fall. You must be counting the hours to get out of town to Tom , family, and home cooking!!!!


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