Dag and her delicate condition
L.E. Keeney III
It has often been said that you cannot keep a good man (or woman) down. This certainly seems to be the case with our friend Helen “Dagmar” Williamson.
As you know, Dagmar developed pre-leukemia last summer, and after numerous trips to the doctor, decided her best course of action was a bone marrow transplant to rid herself of cancer. Dag entered Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown early last month and received a bone marrow transplant from her brother just a few days before Christmas.
After the treatment, she had to endure several weeks of isolation to make sure there was no infection, and will be staying in a nearby apartment for a couple of months just to make sure everything is ok.
We are currently receiving increasingly smart-alecky e-mails from Dag on a daily basis, so the staff of CVN is certain she’s doing much better. She also noted how that since shes able to access high speed internet services up at WVU, Dag is able to check the CVN website, Yahoo, Google, and to be able to check the West Virginia Regional Jail website to make sure none of her relatives are in jail. If they are, she wants to know about it, so she can make fun of them about it later when she gets out of the hospital.
Late last weekend I received an e-mail from her complaining about the bland food she’s been forced to eat and how she misses all her friends and neighbors from the area. Dag also reaffirmed her determination to resume writing her column at a date not too far down the road.
“God still wants me around apparently,” she told me. She also asked me to let her readers, friends and neighbors know that she’s still praying for them and they shouldn’t forget to pray for her too.
“You people still haven’t heard the last of me,” Dagmar told me in her most recent message.
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