I e-mailed the community college where I teach a microbiology lab and said that I needed to take a semester off to get back on my feet. They were also very understanding and interested in my experience. As focussed as I am on my immediate health, it is still amazing that I have accomplished my goal of the transplant. And it seems to be going so well. Even the number of pills that I am taking are not as overwhelming. And some have been discontinued. I am at 21 units of insulin/day.
I get caught up with some neighbors and friends who knew what we had been doing and were very excited to hear of my progress. It was a very nice day.
Val calls later that evening and says that my rapamune level is a little too low as of yesterday's blood work, and that I should increase back to 5 pills/day.