[cancer] Jay is free!

Jay’s stay in the family lodge last night went well, and he was discharged from NIH this morning.  He now has 2 new medic-alert bracelets to add to his set: one warning against steroid use and the other requires all blood products to be irradiated.

We are at the hotel in Rockville for the next couple of days, then on to the rented room in Bethesda until his follow-up 4/14-4/15.


Jay’s (step)mom arrives today, so we’ll be spending some time with her and his dad before they both go back to Portland.


Jay is extremely worn out but seems in good spirits.


(I wanted to entitle this post “Dobby is free!” but since no one gave Jay an article of clothing, this didn’t seem quite right.)

12 thoughts on “[cancer] Jay is free!

  1. Linda Deneroff says:


  2. Mg Ellington says:

    Passing a virtual sock your way!

  3. Where would you like me to FedEx an old sock? (For maximum realism, I promise I won’t even wash it first.)

  4. Deluging Jay with whimsical knitted hats…

  5. Barbara F. Smoody says:

    ditto here, If I had known in time I coulda sent you an old Tshirt or sumpin. Good News to hear from Jay-land. I just read “the river knows its own” this morning as the sun came up,(well, the clouds got brighter and the early birds stopped chirping), makes we want to take a drive up the Gorge. wishing you a good transition to the outside, Jay & Lisa!

  6. gottacook says:

    The weather in the DC area today (cold, very windy, snow on the ground) is quite rare after the official start of spring. At least it’s sunny. Still, it probably was freaky to emerge into.

  7. Kenneth says:

    Perhaps the bracelets count? The article of clothing would need to come from the NIH, right? Booties maybe? Socks with rubber grippy bottoms?

  8. Terry says:

    So the hedgehog-in-an-Hawai’ian shirt picture didn’t count?

  9. Stacia says:

    Hooray! Great news!

  10. Cora Buhlert says:

    Glad to hear it. Great news.

  11. Matte Lozenge says:

    An old sock? Instead, how about a brass medal for bravery and cussed determination?

    1. An old sock, because, if memory serves, that was the article of clothing that freed Dobby.

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