Ollie wrote an update this afternoon just for you :)
I have left rehab and am continuing outpatient therapy through MD Anderson. My sister, Pearl, is hanging out with me (fun!) and has rented a home for us in the valley (close to appointments). I am slowly making progress, the main focus now are absorbing enough nutrition and continuing to strengthen the vocal chords (still a risk of aspiration). I am doing swallowing exercises daily, and am about to (restart) receiving nutrients via the feeding tube. I am keeping busy with PT, OT, Speech Path., and all the other appointments! The neuropathy has worsened and put me at a risk for falling, so I am using a walker. I have completed another round of chemo upon release from rehab, which means there are 2 scheduled rounds left (share the word for healing prayers)!!
John has begun dialysis (3x/week) and is handling it well, Margaret has done an excellent job caring for him. He is still eager for a cup of coffee and a chat- feel free to schedule a time with Margaret!
I appreciate all the prayers, cards, and messages!
Hugs & Prayers!
Ollie's current mailing address:
PO BOX 10786
Casa Grande, AZ 85130
(Doesn't she look great!! The doctors are very impressed with her strong progress throughout rehab!)
Thank you all, as always!!