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Home At Last!

Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky. -- Ripley D. Saunders

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Most of you are probably as surprised as I am about my "early" discharge from City of Hope on Thursday. My doctors conveyed that my vastly improved blood counts and absence of any major side effects (including no visible signs of the prior lymphoma) warranted the early discharge. It is so good to be home for the next phase of my recovery!

Obviously, my rising blood counts and other evidence point to the fact that we have achieved a successful transplant from my donor and, so far, without any major side effects related to graft to host disease. But even though we are home, we still have some 76 days of rehab at home as we count the days until the magical "Day 100." So far, the only major issues are lack of energy and high fatigue. Also, I can't seem to find my appetite and have lost 15 pounds, but…