Day 361, Year 10: Mark Out of the ER and Doing Great
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Weather: Gorgeous, Gorgeous Fall Day, Temp in the High 60’s
Location: (Judy) Back Home on Windbird, Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, MA

Mark was released from the ER this morning at 5 am and he is doing great. The blood work and CT scans found no problems—no arterial embolisms (blood clots) and no blood clots in the lungs. There is nothing to explain his shortness of breath in certain situations except that he is undergoing chemo and radiation, but it is a great relief to have all of the dangerous causes eliminated. The 12 hours in the emergency room were no fun, but I picked him up shortly after 5 am and we were both able to go back to sleep until almost 10 am. I took him back to Mass General for a 1 pm routine appointment with his oncologist and by 2:30 pm he was headed to radiation and I was headed home. I took a shopping route home going to an outlet mall to buy some necessaries and stopping again at an L.L. Bean outlet to buy SmartWool socks. I had checked the price of things online and it was worth the stops to purchase them at outlet prices. Mark is back at the Hope Lodge this evening and I am aboard Windbird. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, so life is good.

Day 363, Year 10: Proud Grandparents
Day 360, Year 10: Unexpected Visit to the ER