Chris' journey to end his multiple sclerosis by undergoing a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at the Ottawa General Hosptial. This blog will show his entire treatment and all the highs and lows along the way.
We are getting spoiled. First, we returned yesterday from our walk to have a care package filled with brownies, gingerbread (with the most delicious pumpkin spiced buttercream!) and cookies sitting on our doorstep. Today, our door bell was rang (repeatedly!) and by the time I got to the door there was no person or car in sight. However, there was a card and gift filled with Halloween treats (decorations, costumes, candy and more). Later on today we also had a bouquet of fruit, including chocolate covered apples and strawberries delivered to our door.
Treats and surprises are the best way to keep us going. Thanks everyone :)
Since the weather was still so nice again today, and we were in the Halloween spirit after our delivery, we drove out to Manotick today and picked a pumpkin. We figured that it would be empty at 2:00 on a Wednesday and we were right! There was maybe one other car there and we had tons of pumpkins to pick from. It took us a little longer than we thought, because Chris didn't understand that I needed a pumpkin to speak to me. Finally, we found our pumpkin and we will be carving him tomorrow. Any suggestions or requests for what kind of jack-o'-latern we should make? We also bought some sparkling apple cider for our New Year's Eve party. Since Chris won't be able to drink alcohol, we thought we would buy something to celebrate the new year with, and hopefully at that point we will have a lot to celebrate.
Chris is still feeling pretty sleepy and gets tired when we go on walks, but other than that he is still doing really well. We almost want the second phase to start right now, so we can just get it over with!
Oh and we now have over 1000 hits! That's incredible. Thank you so much for following us :)