Greetings everyone! I am currently sat on our couch in the living room of our new apartment. Very spiffy! Izzy is especially impressed with the patio that allows her to sunbathe and spy on the ducks.
So Friday is the day Tom goes in to begin the chemo that will ready him for transplant. So this week we have his consent signing tomorrow at 3:00pm (labs at 2:00) and other than that just settling in at the new place until he has to show up at 7:30am Friday. That said, Tom I think plans to ask the doctor tomorrow if a Saturday noontime admit is possible so he can stay home and watch the Huddersfield Giants play (it apparently only airs on tv here a couple of times a year). He plans to use the tactic of, "it'd put him in a better place going in" haha. No big deal, it's only a bone marrow transplant!!! I'll keep everyone posted on that
In other news, it sounds like Team US has got a date and location locked down for the fundraising event. A raffle, silent auction, and dinner to take place Saturday April 6th, 2013 from 4-8pm Dinner served at 5pm. Be there or be square!
I'd like to again extend a large thank you to all whom have donated to us via the paypal account or mailing checks, etc. Sincerely, we really really appreciate it! We feel so incredibly blessed to have such amazing friends and also friends of friends who are just so giving. Hopefully some day we will be able to personally thank everyone or possibly return the favor in some manner or another. So grateful! Please, keep sharing our blogs/story and know that in any manner of giving, whether it's sharing our story, sharing knowledge you may have, money, meals, HELPING US MOVE (Yes, the army that helped us move... MANY MANY THANKS!!!! You guys saved us a world of trouble/hurt), all of it is so amazing!
The moving brigade: Special thanks to everyone who showed up! Sean, your team of guys were true movers and shakers... so thankful you guys were able to make it! Thank you to Arlette and Brian Crane- Arlette I enjoyed contributing to your pile of items haha, The Carey's for driving (and gasing, sneakie sneaks) the moving truck, Thank you to Kris and Marc Kirby who drove up and also rented the truck for us :), and lastly thank you to my parents and Jennifer for helping Tom with the tank and for helping us get our kitchen and beds set up!!! You guys all made this move so much easier than I ever thought it would be!
So, that's the update for now. I'll let everyone know how Tom goes on with convincing Dr. Carroll to allow him an extra day and a half. My thoughts are doubtful for him, but we can't fault him for trying.
If we happen to finish setting up camp here this week, perhaps I'll post some photos... especially for those who had to deliver all of the boxes and saw the work we had cut out. ;P