Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Rambling #1: Yes, everyone, we successfully moved to our condo! It took us a week (or more) to get moved but, hey, I didn't have any deadlines to meet. I am so grateful for my amazing family and friends who helped us move our stuff from my parent's house and my storage shed. There were times when I was sleeping and others were working. Thanks for the love! Kaden and I are both loving our new place. I'm sure I'll post some pictures eventually.

Rambling #2: Hooray!!! I know why I am still so tired all the time, why my muscles are so weak, why I've gained so much weight so darn fast, and a few other "whys." My thyroid is not working. Apparently, it's a common post-transplant issue. My radiation killed my thyroid. Plus, my vitamin D level is very low. Both issues can be taken care of with some nurturing, time, and meds. Patience will be required.

Rambling #3: My stem-cell donor has a name - Jordan. I do have his last name, phone number, and e-mail address, but that is all I know at the moment. Oh, and he is now 28 years old. I sent him an e-mail and hope to here back from him soon. My emotions are overwhelmingly full when I think about him and what he did for me. A definite tender mercy.

Rambling #4: Kaden will be playing with a super-league baseball team. I am beyond excited for him. He loves baseball! We are hoping he will be able to play with the city league too. There is no such thing as too much baseball. We love it!

Rambling #5: A lot of people ask me about my plans for teaching. I am not teaching at this time, but plan to go back next school year (2011-2012). I don't know that I will be teaching at Providence. I will teach where the District needs me and the grade the District needs me to teach. So exciting!

Much love,


Amy Parker said...

So are so glad that you are doing so well and that you are getting settled in our own place with Kaden. Has to feel nice. Waylon still prayes for you often. Congrats and stay strong!

Desiree said...

Amen to everything Amy said. Well I'm hoping you don't go to Providence since we now go to RH and they need a kindergarten teacher next year. Plus my baby starts school next year. The kids will be lucky to have you as a teacher where ever you go.

christa said...

Mel..so glad to know you are doing well. Keep smiling.

Jamie said...

Im pulling for you to come back to Providence. My little guy is headed into kindergarten and I only think it is fair since we only got you for part of the year with Jaelyn:) Glad to hear that things are going well for you and Kaden.