My road to recovery continues. My immune system was completely wiped out and will take months to rebuild, and in the meantime I am very susceptible to any illness. I have to take extra precautions to avoid crowds, travel and anything else that might expose me to contagion. I am also trying to rebuild muscle strength, and I find that I am quite a weakling! I could barely do 5 lbs on leg curls yesterday, and today riding a bike for the first time in months I struggled to get up small hills. The strength will return with time, and I just thank our Lord that I am able to exercise and rebuild strength now. I'll have follow up tests with my oncologist/hematologist over the next two months and in June they will evaluate the success/failure of the bone marrow transplant.
In the meantime, I am so grateful to be back home and for the prayers and support of so many people along the way. May our Lord bless you abundantly!!!
Fr Daniel Brandenburg LC