Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Today marked three weeks since I have been at the hospital.

Things are moving in the right direction. My WBC reached 0.9 today, so my young bone marrow is engrafting indeed. Dr. Harpel reiterated the belief that I should be discharged by the weekend.

My mom visited and stayed for awhile this morning. For Valentine's Day, she surprised me with a bottle of sparkling cider (non-alcoholic), which is a favorite treat. I was surprised too with delicious chocolate brownies from Clare and sweets from EFG. Celicia stopped by with awesome pancakes and two books, one of which I was of course very delighted to have. It's called Treasures from Olana: Landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, which is the companion book to a recently opened exhibition (bearing the same name) at the National Academy Museum on the Upper East Side. For Spacious Skies: Hudson River School Paintings is the title of another exhibition that is taking place at the same time at the National Academy. Though I probably will not be able to see the exhibitions immediately because of my weakened immune system, I'll have until April 30th, by which time I hope I'll able to check them out.


Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Just wonderful! I was away for three weeks and couldn't check on your blog and had been worried about how things were going. What an ordeal you have been through! Knew your smile would be back ... you deserve all the sparkling cider and brownies in the world (and more).

3:08 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks. Is that you, Barb?

6:04 PM  
Comment Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Duane, I'm not Barb, and you don't know me, but I care what happens to you almost as if you were my son.

6:17 PM  

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