Thursday, September 17, 2009

Uncle Fester? and an update

So whatya think?  Does John look like Uncle Fester or what?  For those of you not old enough or not famiiar with 1970s American TV, there was a show called The Addams Family and one of the characters was Uncle Fester.  When John lost his hair during chemo, one of the gals at work thought he looked like Uncle Fester.   She went online and ordered a lightbulb for John (we had been looking for one with no luck).  It arrived today.  He's having lots of fun with it!  He might even take it with him to his next doc appointment in 2 weeks!  hahahaha!!!!

Speaking of his doctor appointment, Dr. S is VERY pleased with John's progress!  Apparently he is a star patient.  The record for release from the hospital after transplant is 11 days.  John was released in 12 days.
John has permission to return to work on Monday!  He's very happy!  I hope he can handle it ok.  So far, he seems to have a decent amount of energy.  I've been taking more naps than he is right now!  lol 
So that's where everything is for now.   I guess my real empty nest will start next week.  John will be at his place from Monday.  My son is coming home on Monday to take me out to dinner for my birthday and will stay overnight.  I can't believe I'll be 54 in a few days!!


Matty said...

Your Uncle Fester looks great, and it's also great that he's doing better.

Pastor Sharon said...

I never realized Unlce Fester was so handsome!

I am so happy to hear that John is doing well!

And I hope you have an incredible 54th birthday. . . one that brings you joy and peace!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

I love the light bulb! I could pull that off too! Maybe not.

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

Jim says he should have taken off his glasses. Great Halloween costume too.

Joanie M said...

Yeah, I might take another picture tomorrow, minus the glasses. I said that too when I saw the pictures side by side.

Alix said...

Definitely have John lose the glasses.... other than that, he makes damn fine Uncle Fester. With the exception that John is hot and Uncle Fester not.

You two have an outstanding sense of humor which warms the cockles of my soul. (That line oughtta get Garret back for another comment for sure).

Kat said...

I love you guy's sense of humor!

Way to go John on getting out of the hospital quickly. You are THE Man!!

Garret of Jim and Garret said...

::peering around corner::

Tracey said...

Uncle Fester looks great even with a lightbulb in his mouth haha.

So pleased he's on the up and up xx

Joanne said...

That's hilarious!! Love the lightbulb and so pleased John is doing so well - must be a combo of him and his great caretaker.

Happy Birthday in a few days - so glad someone here is so MUCH older than me (ok a couple of weeks but who is counting)

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

That's great! I hope you and uncle Fester spend as much time together as possible in the coming years, but not at the hospital. What a trooper John is and congratulations on getting out of the hospital so quickly!

The Retired One said...

LMAO! He DOES look like Uncle Fester. You guys crack me up. But humor helps people heal faster, that has been keep it up!
Happy Birthday early..hope you have a super SO deserve it!