Wednesday, April 08, 2009
A Day Off
This is my day of recovery after 5 days of high dose chemo. This morning they removed the bag of chemo and saline I've been toting around for the last 5 days. Also, no more infusions or oral chemo (including steroids). Tomorrow I have the transplant. They will give me back my stem cells. The procedure is very much like a blood transfusion. It will take about 30 minutes for the transplant, which is then monitored for a few hours. Then assuming everything goes well, I walk out of the clinic. The next week or two we then go in to the clinic every day for lab work and to watch as my white cells and platelets drop from the chemo, then recover from the stem cells I received. I guess you can say we're on our way. Finally. Without the steroids I'm expecting to crash in the next few days, as that certainly has been the pattern over the past several years. I think Susan will be spending more time at the library across the street (hiding out). Thanks again for all your love and support.