Things are winding down or we are gearing up, one of the other. We are getting close to our goal that is, we are anxiously waiting for the transplant. We have been waiting a long time for this to take place, and Monday is none too soon. My central line (port) was placed in today, it is a little painful and has been most of the day. It will ease up at least a little tomorrow and a few days to come, they will change the dressing tomorrow. This is always done 24 hours after the line is put in, there is a gauze packing and a rather large sealed tape bandage holding it in place. They secure it very tight so you can hardly move your neck, so I will be glad to get a little freedom tomorrow with the new dressing, you still feel like you have a stiff neck but not quite as bad. Darcy has been with me through these procedures and been a good nursemaid. I have enjoyed her being here, we have had a good visit, even though it has not been the most pleasant of times.