8-12-10  Thursday

Such great comments, thank you.

Status: 8.0/10.  A good night’s sleep and a good day.

Events: The bacteria in my blood turned out to be 2 different ones.  They are both inhabitants of your GI tract and probably seed your bloodstream from there.  Fortunately, both are sensitive to the IV antibiotic I was on, and will go home on.  Tomorrow I’ll have my catheter put in, top off with some platelets, and out the door.  As always good to get home.

Comments: Hospitalizations are burdensome in so many ways, and this one more so since every blood draw was with a needlestick.  With my low platelets, my arms look like bad tattoo practice.  But these will soon dissolve into the dew. What’s steady is your support, which I’m so grateful for.




10 Responses to “”

  1. wendy Says:

    sleep..the time to heal and dream..aw!! we do love that. Here’s to lots of both…

  2. Judy and Larry Says:

    So happy to hear you are going home, Bruce. Continue to get better and stronger. Soon you will be able to yearn for and taste that delicious Dinstuhl’s candy again.
    We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Have a great weekend.
    Love, Judy and Larry

  3. Jill Stewart Says:

    Homeward Bound!! Love, Jill

  4. Eileen Breslin Says:

    Bruce, We are so happy home is in sight. Rest and take a break. You are in our thoughts daily. Sending healing thoughts and wishes for a fabulous weekend with your wonderful family. Best medicine ever. love Eileen and Bill

  5. Peggie Neill Says:

    The sea moves,
    Shifting in the ebb and flow
    Of tides, rising and falling back.
    You are borne on the crest of waves,
    The focused, directional energy of your family and friends
    To carry you up, over, and beyond the turbulence,
    To the calm, low tide pools of serenity,
    Knowing their love, certain of its continuity,
    And the meaning of steadfast, no matter the storm.


  6. joel steinberg Says:

    Despite these setbacks, the prize is the bone marrow transplant. As we say in baseball, “Keep your eye on the ball.” Gird yourself up; the time is coming. Joel and Margaret

  7. Donna Hill Howes Says:

    Home Sweet Home….the best medicine of all.
    Love, prayers and positive energy your way, good friend.

  8. Gail Lehmann Says:

    Go home and don’t write again until next week. Focus on Family and their love will make you stronger.

  9. Blaine Charak Says:

    Glad to hear you’re going home!

    I also want to thank you and Lisa for inspiring me to blog about my journey back to health. As I see by the continual stream of comments and well wishes to you, I’m overwhelmed by the response.


  10. Sheryl Stolberg Says:

    Hi Bruce, thinking of you and looking forward to Friday’s entry. Hoping it will be written from home.
    Much love,

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