That was the request my beloved wife, Leaves on the Current, made to me over the phone as I was driving home from school. She had returned from the clinic monitoring her for her autologous stem cell transplant to further combat her blood cancer.
Some context perhaps will explain the importance of that request.
She entered the hospital Sunday morning October 11. Since then, first in the hospital, and then since she returned home on Sunday October 11, she has not been allowed fresh food or drink prepared anywhere except the hospital while there and our kitchen since her return home. No restaurant food. Not even a cup of coffee from Starbucks.
We have had to maintain close control of all she ingests as we have waited for her immune system to regenerate.
We thought this might last through time she has to have a care-giver, a time we hope will end one week from today, when she next visits the clinic.
This was a somewhat difficult week, with a fair amount of nausea.
The news from her blood work check today was good enough that she is now allowed restaurant food. She had already been given permission to drive. She can now go into a public place without a mask on - when she voted Tuesday we went when there were no lines and she wore a mask.
But it gets even better. She has been eating mainly bland food. Tonight she sent me out to Falls Church, to Famous Dave's. Yes, it is a Friday, and normally as a serious Orthodox Christian she would not have meet. But this was a special occasion. I got her a pulled pork sandwich, which I can assure all reading this she devoured!
The journey of recovery continues.
Thank you for your continued support, good wishes, prayers, and holding us both in the light.