Wow! Santa Barbara is Beautiful! Having never been to California, I didn’t really know what to expect but this is picture perfect! We sit in the apartment – all of us together (Finally) and look out the deck door to a beautiful view of both the mountains and the pacific ocean!
So to step backwards a little – to the Dendritic vaccine – the Doctor and the Lab person did a wonderful job of making the shot pain free. They did warn me that afterwards I may get a rash and be sore and sure enough I did and I was! My leg still remains slightly swollen with a rash but otherwise it is ok. As I look back on the week in Mexico I see how incredibly hard it was! Not only was I away from my family but all that I relied on for comfort was taken away! None of my normal comfort food, no caffeine, no sugar, no chocolate, nothing! By Wednesday I was feeling quite nasty, just ask Craig – he received , via text and Skype the brunt of most of my frustration. Thankfully he accepted my apology and we have moved on! I believe Nana really joined me on the hardest part of this journey! I could never thank her enough!
When we left the Hospital on saturday I was almost giddy with excitement knowing I was going to see my family but so nervous. I don’t know how I am going to follow this diet in the real world. We traveled with a driver across the border and it almost felt like we were fugitives running away as fast as we could, but what a wonderful feeling to be back in the United States. We meet up with another driver for the trip to Santa Barbara. It was a very long, quiet drive but we arrived about 10 minutes before the family. The apartment is quaint with beautiful views and is filled with the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore.
Tomorrow we head to the clinic and see what we have in store for the next few weeks! I will let you know – wish us luck!