Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lost and Found

First thing's first. THANK YOU. For the cards and the emails and the Facebook messages. For basically exhausting that Amazon wish-list that Jonathan set up. There were quite a few anonymous gifts too-- including an expensive massage device!-- for which I cannot extend my gratitude to the giver directly. Please take this general thank you message to be directed at all of you who make mail-time the best time of the day. I am humbled and, not to mention, so excited to read all these books, listen to all the music, and massage my neuropathy-ridden feet throughout this convalescing period.

Day +29 Post-Transplant. Physically, not too much to report: eating is good, digestion is finicky, skin is itchy and rashy, body is tired. Working hard to drink the recommended 3 liters of fluid per day, but failing daily (trying to flush the kidneys to prevent them from getting these bloody sores). Also failing frequently at getting out and taking walks, mostly because I detest wearing my mask. Enjoying a few visitors. Taking lots of medications.

But mostly, what I'm doing, between all of this other stuff, is.... watching Lost. I'm not really sure what's going on with the fires in the Santa Cruz mountains, but I sure know about the fire that Walt set to the first raft because he didn't want to leave the island. I have one ear open to campaign trail (btw, Jaci got to shake the man's hand in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last weekend; she reported that although the day was stifling and he'd just given a riveting speech, his handshake was cool and soft), but my other ear is firmly planted on the little clues that Ben gives away about where his people came from and why they prefer to live in the barracks on the island. My heart goes out to the victims of all the calamities in China and Myanmar, but a piece of my heart is reserved solely for the sexy Sayid, the ex-Iraqi communications agent who is smart, strong, and always knows how to find the truth. Why he fell for the spoiled Shannon, I'll never understand.

Ahem. Sorry about that. My life is pretty simple right now- lots of Lost. I'm jamming through Season 3 right now and am a little nervous for what I'm going to do with this addiction when I reach the show's current place in Season 4. I get the shakes just thinking about it.


Georg, Stephanie & Liam said...

It's great to see your smiling face!!! The pictures are wonderful!!!

I have a friend who is an elementary teacher and she would like to have her class make you some cards of encouragement.
Where can we send them? Please feel free to email me,

A must read: Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from nature-deficit disorder by Richard Louv.

Stephanie :)
Newly Registered Donor

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slucas said...

Suddenly your life sounds a lot more like mine, sister!

sysop said...

I am really excited to get my test kit! I saw all of those stories AADP has posted. Sorry to see everyone going through leukemia, and anything else. Glad to see you keep your spirits up and who knows maybe I am a match! Take care!

Anna said...

Hi hon!

I've been checking for an update every day, and voila! Here it is. It's great to hear that you are doing better little by little. I miss you!
much love,

Carmen said...

Lost is the best!

Jim (my husband) and I are actually watching the season 4 finale tonight (2 hour show) and we are already clueless on what to do after this week without the show. I can give you some hints on what happened to Walt in season 4 :P


Anonymous said...



i love you!


Anonymous said...

Hey sweetie,

I'm so happy to see you smiling and in such a great mood. Keep it up, baby! We continue to pray for you!

I'm leaving "Meffa" (or however the accent sounds!) tomorrow. Pretty sad! But things will be just great, I know.

I'll write to you when I get to NY.

Muchos besos y abrazos!


roman said...

abby's trying to get me hooked on lost, so no spoilers.

Abby Wood said...

... that would be because ERICA got ME hooked!

We watched Season 1, Episode 1 last night. And my promise of "it's not scary, not bloody, PROMISE!" was immediately proven false. Ick.

Can't wait to meet Ben for the first time though...

Hope you're all good today! I'm in Berkeley, working on the syllabus. Wahoo.

artineh said...

Hey Erica,
Great to see an update. I'm glad you are doing well.

I never did try/get into Lost... watched one episode, was confused as hell, and decided to let it go. HGTV still happens to be my favorite. pathetic, I know. :)

keep smiling and getting well!

Motivational Keynote Speaker said...

Wishing you the best Erica. Thanks for spreading the word about marrow donation. Sending good thoughts your way.


Clif said...

You know that Lillian got hooked on Heroes last year?

If you haven't watched that show, you should hit that next!

Laura Zusman said...

I have spent hours at a time watching LOST as well. Time well spent! I agree that Sayid is hot. And I heart Sun. Enjoy the episodes! Thinking about you. :)