Black pillars


Here’s a bunch of black pillars. With water running down them. Standing in a pool of water. Also dripping water all over the sidewalk. They were really cool. And look, there’s a building belonging to my alma mater there in the background! Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken today during our nice long walk, and part of my famous Garden and Statue series.

Yeah, I know it doesn’t look like a garden. Let’s call it a sculpture garden.

It was a very pleasant walk, by the way. We went through the park containing these pillars and then a few blocks down the street. On the way back, we stopped at Whataburger for lunch. Yum! It was really nice to get outside for a while and it was very pleasant just to be together. Also, it was a warm, sunny day!

We went to see the transplant doctor at 11:00 this morning. As predicted, there wasn’t really anything for us to learn. He believes a second stem cell transplant is our best bet at this point, even though it’s a relatively low probability thing. They’re willing to do it here, of course, but we asked if they had anything to offer that we can’t find at the City of Hope. They don’t. So unless our doctor at the CoH can’t get it approved by his committee, we’ll go back to California for transplant round two.

Oh, we did learn one thing today. The reason the DLI transplant isn’t an option for us is that the success rate for AML patients is negligible. That’s a pretty clear explanation, as far as I’m concerned.

We’re going back to see doctor number one early tomorrow morning for the review of the preliminary bone marrow biopsy results. Again, I don’t expect any surprises.

After the early morning visit, we have all the live long day to do . . . something. We don’t know what. We have to check out of the hotel by 11:00 in the morning and our flight out isn’t until 10:30 PM. So there’s a lot of time to kill. We still don’t know how we’ll kill it, but something will happen. I’m just happy to be together.

We had dinner tonight at Longhorn Steakhouse, one of LRN9’s company’s restaurants. In fact, we used the gift card he gave us last Christmas. The food and service were great and the price was certainly right. Thanks, LRN9! Highly recommended.

By the way, you can’t buy Darden gift certificates from Amazon. You can get them for just about any other national restaurant chain. What’s up with that, Amazon and/or Darden? I wanted to include a link here.

And it’s way past time bedtime. I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: watch parakeet!

See you tomorrow.

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