How do you say goodbye to the people who just dedicated a month of their lives to saving yours? You take a deep breath, put on a smile and document your appreciation in pictures. Dr. Fedorenko always said that “We are a team!” I think that is evident in these pics. Take a look at the events that unfolded before my departure, today.
On this particular morning, there were no blood draws, no IV drips, no temperature checks. There was one unexpected prednisone injection that is meant to bolster me over the next 72 hours. Other than that, just a lot of reflection. Mom and I are now hunkered down in our room at the hotel, where each day, I will try to venture out bit by bit. I am still very dizzy and unbalanced, not to mention jittery from the steroid. But, I am at peace and content to gaze out the window at the view of the Izmaylova Market that is calling my name…in time. I will be continuing to blog for the remainder of our stay here, which will be until next Friday. Expect those posts to include some input from my Mom on surviving/supporting as a guest/companion of an HSCT patient while here in Moscow. She has it down to a science, and wants to show all of those other Moscow Mommas how it’s done. In addition, I’m hoping to be able to share some pics of this great city. Why shouldn’t you all have some fun coming along, too!