Chris accepted the job in New Jersey, so he left this morning for a week of training at the home office. Then he'll have to find a place for us to live so I can finally make a commitment to one of the many moving companies that call me all day long. Seriously, you call for one quote and you're on these people's hit list forever. The logistics of this whole affair seem a little overwhelming at the moment, but I know people do this everyday, so we'll pull it off, too.
Dixie is in charge of looking after my day to day, but truth be known, there isn't a lot to look after. I just have to remember to take my temperature and report back to Chris. Taking my medicine is an automatic thing and Wii fit stares me in the face everytime I walk through the living room. In a nutshell, that's my entire day.
Since I started using Wii fit more regularly, i.e. at least 3 times a week, I've noticed that I haven't been having problems with my knees. I have developed a new problem with my ankles, but I think it's non-related. I've started getting cramps in my feet and ankles at night. If I don't get up and walk to stretch the muscles, the cramps start to radiate up my legs all the way to my hips. My ankles will lock with my toes pointing inward and it's very difficult for me to get them to move. It's almost as if there's a disconnect between my brain and the muscles that are spasming. It's painful in the sense that it's a charlie horse, but nothing like the pain I was enduring with the nightly knee episodes. I've reported it to my transplant team and they don't seem worried. It's probably just another manifestation of GvHD.
I have an appointment with my local oncologist on Thursday and then appointments in Houston two weeks later. We're hoping to coordinate the move to New Jersey that week. I'll report back on Thursday unless something happens between now and then.