Journal entry by laurie adami

A tad late, but I finally got to the ICU and the transplant floors today to let them know I have been in a complete remission for over a year. They were happy to hear about my one year birthday and it was funny to see their reactions when they realized it was me! Some of them only recalled who I was because of my T-shirt.  I brought 6 dozen cupcakes to thank them for all they did. I also peeked into ICU room 27 which was where I spent most of my hospital time last summer.

I am attaching a few photos of my visit to both hospital floors. I have been asked to speak at the UCLA Celebration of Life in the auditorium at the main hospital on October 8 at 10 a.m. Let me know if you’d like to attend.

I am also attaching a photo from my trip to DC with Gus last week. I baked him cookies in his new residence as he has a full kitchen this year.

Heading on a 6 pm hike tonight and also have been doing a lot of lap swimming. I know I am getting stronger because on my flight home from DC, I finally had the strength to lift my bag into the overhead. More progress!

love, laurie

p.s. I am applying to volunteer as a “bedside buddy” on the transplant floor
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