Days 6 and 7

  Thought I would share a picture of myself in my T-shirt that Duke gave me once I got my cells back. One comes free with every very expensive stem cell transplant.  I actually don’t know what this will all cost, and I probably don’t want to know -but  I do thank goodness that my company has great insurance.   I even …

Day 5

Well- yesterday was relatively quiet, but  marked with increasing levels of nausea and generally feeling yucky. By this morning, almost anything could set off the retching, and I’m having a hard time keeping even the most boring and benign foods, like toast and yogurt, on my stomach. This is a problem because you are supposed …

Day 3

Its Monday, Day 3 after getting my cells back and so far all is still relatively quiet. Despite all the antiemetic drugs, I’m still pretty nauseated. It reminds me of perpetual morning sickness, and its kind of spurred on by the thought of food. So far, I’ve managed to have something at every meal, though, even if …

Day 1

Still raining and gray! Not too much to report on today.  The BMT clinic is open on Saturday but much quieter than the rest of the week, and parking is free on the weekend.  I had a quick visit in today because all my labs are still holding steady, despite the chemo 2 days ago.  They are expecting …

Day 0 (get stem cells back)

So, today is the day I get my stem cells back- yeah- happy birthday to my new bone marrow.    As I mentioned before we harvested my stem cells out of my bloodstream over the course of 3 days last week , July 1-3,  and I managed to provide 11.7 million/cells/kg.  Since I weigh about 67 …