Look out world

September 24th, 2015

I’m gonna breathe some mother-fucking fresh air tonight! (Then subway air, then airplane air, then North Carolina air, then the air of my actual home. Hooray for air!)

You heard me. Mama’s comin’ home. (Probably.)

My white blood cell count is 0.5. Dr. Burt thinks that it’ll be at 1.0 by this afternoon. If I get there, he is going to try to discharge me today. If I am very lucky, I could be in my house tonight. I’m going to pretend that this is totally going to happen. This strategy has worked for me in the past.

Line up those ducks:

Chris is checking out of our hotel room in Chicago right now. I booked a flight on Southwest for this evening at 9:45 pm to get into Raleigh at half past midnight.  I called SW and told them that I might not make it, and they said no problem. As long as I call an hour before the flight, they can change it for me. If we have to spend another night here, I’m sure we can find a hotel somewhere. (I’m so happy about going home that I might be able to actually fly there like a superhero. I don’t think I’d be able to manage the luggage, though, and Chris is too logical to fly like Superman. I guess I’ll take a plane.)

On top if that, Katie Nichols (mom of E.Vil Joey) made me the most beautiful quilt. I slept under it last night, and I felt  loved.

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She’s a true master, and I am touched by this gift. (You should hire her to make you a quilt out of sentimental old clothes. She’s the best. http://www.katenicholsquilts.com/)

I am so honored that you all went on this journey with me. I don’t think I could have done it without you.  Your support means everything. I am so grateful for you. I felt your love the whole time … Wait. I can’t get sentimental right now.

I’ve got to pack.


7 Responses to “Look out world”

  1. Rachel on September 24, 2015 11:35 am

    Yay! Fly like the eagle, Karen!

  2. Kirsten Wheeler on September 24, 2015 11:37 am

    amazing. All good mojo for everything you need from this day to come to you. And to Chris. And to Maddie. And to Zach.

  3. Erika Chandler on September 24, 2015 11:49 am

    You go girl! Love to see the excitement. Can’t wait to see you and play a bit of bridge.

  4. Julia on September 24, 2015 11:51 am

    So awesome! Yay to going home. Go white blood cells go!

  5. Laura Staman on September 24, 2015 1:11 pm

    I see it clearly. Your healing and your health. Happy Day! Keep going. Be Well! Love Laura

  6. Jenny on September 24, 2015 4:46 pm

    Yay! So happy for you. Hug your babies!

  7. Lisa on September 24, 2015 5:26 pm

    SOOOOOO Excited for you!! How super wonderful, right and beautiful! Mega-speed and safe travels Evil Faerie Honey Badger Bad Ass. Love you!

    What a lovely early morning celebration you all have in store – my love and heart to you four-knew your white blood cells were champions! <3 xoxo

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