After seven months, Evan was released from hospital on Friday 28th September. During this time he has spent two months in intensive care, undergone two rounds of chemotherapy, two stomach operations, a bone marrow transplant and many complications and fevers. Despite all this he is in good shape except for …
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This year it was held in Las Vegas, and on the way Linda was able to catch up with Menchu and Frank in LA.
The last thing Linda said to me before leaving for LA was “Don’t forget to get a hair cut.” So I asked Carlo to give me a number 2, and you can see the results in the photo album.
Linda is off to Las Vegas for a reunion with her NCC workmates. On the way she will visit her sister Menchu in LA
Evan is running a mild fever, so he will remain in hospital for a couple of days for treatment. Hopefully day-passes will then resume.
Evan’s first car is successfully re-registered despite some oil leaks
Evan has his first day pass from hospital after the bone marrow transplant. He is locked off from his drip, goes home for about 10 hours and then returns in the evening to be reconnected to the drip.
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Friends, family and work-mates celebrate with barefoot lawn bowls at the Hills District Bowling Club, followed by a great meal in the dining room. We then retire to the Tapias’ for the cake cutting ceremony and some singing.
It’s now five weeks since Evan had his bone marrow transplant. So far there have been no host-versus-graft symptoms, with the only problems being fevers.
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Today was the six month anniversary of Evan being re-admitted to hospital following his leukaemia relapse. The nurse said he now holds the record for the most number of files in the hematology ward.