Friday, October 16, 2009

So I've been away from the clinic/doctor for over a week now and I'm still doing very well. Mom and I are at home in VA for the time being since Michael is in California for a conference then he will go back to Indiana for about a week for another conference and to get some things done at Purdue. (Don't feel too sorry for him, the conference center in CA is on the coast about 10 minutes from Pebble Beach.) Grandma is sick (congested) and dad is in Myrtle Beach on a golf trip so it is just mom and I.

I'm having to stay at home pretty much all the time now since it is flu season and there is the additional threat of H1N1. Because of my weakened immune system I cannot have vaccines yet. I also cannot be around anyone who has had a live vaccine for 1-2 weeks (the H1N1 nasal myst is a live vaccine). Don't take this to mean the nasal vaccine isn't safe - we actually use a lot of live vaccines such Polio, the measles portion of the MMR, and the chicken pox vaccine. The doctors at Duke encourage anyone who has access to it to get it.

Also today is grandma's birthday (although she says it is just any other day) so I wish her Happy Birthday!



  1. Hi Amy,
    Thank you for your good wishes. Being under the weather "stinks", but that too shall pass. I just do not like having to stay away from you while you are here, but I know that is what has to be done. It is still comforting to know that you are so close and doing so well. God is good..all the time...even when we don't feel our best.
    I hope Michael is having a blast in CA.
    I love you both,

  2. Glad to know you're doing so well and back in Alleghany County for a while. There are so many viruses going around it's just smart to play it safe and protect yourself form exposure. We're still daily lifting you up in prayer and thanking God for the miracles He has brought your way. I know Grandma reads this regularly, so "Happy Birthday" to her and many get well wishes and prayers, too. Love you!

  3. Hi there, Amy,
    Back in the beautiful mountains :) I'm agreeing with Brenda with all the "stuff" going around , you are wise to take all precautions. Our prayers continue even from the little ones:) We will include Michael and your Dad asking for traveling mercies, as well as your mom who has personally witnessed what is truly God's healing power.
    Love you!

    Happy Birthday, Jean :) I love you, too!

  4. Amy,
    I'll bet it feels good to be back home! Isn't autumn beautiful in the mountains?
    I hope you are more at peace, now that you are on the "other side" of your transplant.
    Nevertheless and of course, I will continue to pray for you.
    I am also glad for Michael -- that he can have some beach fun!
    Have a wonderful time with your mom, and I hope that your granny gets better soon so that you can play with her too! (Happy Birthday, Phyllis!)
    Love and Blessings!