Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thursday +36 (10:30 PM) Olive Garden

Jackie's tastes continue to improve. Today she asked to go to a late lunch at the Outback Steakhouse for a steak. Unfortunately they are not open for lunch, so instead we went to the Olive Garden. She didn't have a full lunch, just soup and breadsticks. But it was a great start. She had another smoked chicken/chesse/mayo sandwich for supper. The grapes that made her gag 3 days ago tasted normal today.

Her energy level continues to be low, but she is feeling well enough to do light housework. I would argue against doing any of the work, but it gets her up and moving and getting exercise. The docs and nurses keep preaching how important it is to be active. So if throwing clothes into the washer or folding the dried clothes keeps her active I don't argue.

Jackie's counts continue to hold steady. There was little change from yesterday. Her RBC (Hgl) count was 9.4. Her WBC count was 2.6 (up from 2.4 yesterday). Her platelets were 49 (down from 50 yesterday). Her neutrophils were 1.22 (up from 1.07 yesterday). Hopefully these will continue to improve.

This afternoon I received a couple of phone calls and several "Breaking News" updates from Pryor. It seem that Thomas Restaurant caught fire and burned to the ground. It was a 50 year old landmark in Pryor. Most everyone in town grew up eating in Thomas'.

Until later,

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester, MN


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jackie, it's great that you are feeling up to doing the laundry..even if it means Bruce loses his favorite job.

Also great that food is beginning to taste better. Olive Garden sounds good!

11:05 PM


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