One Step Closer!

Hi Keep Pounding Rob team!

Rob had an excellent report from the doctor this morning!

We are definitely scoreboard watching tonight! 😉

Rob and I continue to walk the halls, and tomorrow he will get his 4th out of 5th ribbon, equaling 40 walks!! For anyone new to this blog, especially those that are getting ready to go through a stem cell transplant, here is what our transplant unit’s “Moving and Motivation” sheet says about walking:

“Exercise has been proven to help patients maintain or improve their quality of life. It can help reduce pain, nausea, and diarrhea as well as anxiety and depression.

For our transplant patients, walking can reduce hospital stays with faster engraftment times as well as reduce the number of transfusions patients need by improving hemoglobin levels.”

On a light note, it’s nice to have a ribbon reward system for walking. We sure didn’t win any ribbons today when we played “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” 😉

The scoreboard will be updated with a new blog post, as soon as the lab results come back.

Thank you for being there, Keep Pounding Rob team!!

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