Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Look Out, The Big Fella Is Coming Through

The nurse woke me up this morning with, "looks like something is brewing in your bone marrow. Your white count is .3, up from .1" Not a huge step in terms of numbers (normal count is above 3.0, but for me normal/acceptable is above 2.0. But more importantly cells are growing/engrafting in my bone marrow. They are most likely Mike's cells since they obliterated mine with the chemo. It's been 11 days since my transplant so this is on the earlier side of the time line cells are expected to start producing.

Yesterday was my roughest day so far and that might be attributable to the work being done in my bone marrow. I was completely exhausted all day along with the other typical chemo side effects. As my white count goes up I should start feeling better.

It's a strange thought when I ponder what they are doing to me. Killing my cells, harvesting cells from Mike and infusing them into me. Perhaps the word is humbling. Then again amazing would also be an apt description.

Much love to all,
Dan

6 comments:

Steven L. Ritter said...

Hey... It worked!! You said in your last post that if you told you brothers cells they couldn't do it..they would work hard to prove you wrong... That didn't take long! Get better... rest if necessary and walk when you can... Praying daily for you.

Molly T. said...

Yay!

Barbara said...

Dan, I am wishing you all the best. I anxiously await your updates and so happy to hear the WBC numbers going up.. Hang in there the corner is near...

tim's wife said...

Houston, we have lift-off!!!
:o) :o) :o) :o) :o)
Maybe Mike's cells were itching to get in on the next exercise class.
I hear they're playing Duck-duck- goose and singing "Michael row your boat ashore."

Mary Rose said...

Hey Dan! Im one of your silent blog readers. Have been for years. Just wanted to send cheers and prayers to you and Susan from Cinci. Keep on Keepin on! Mary Rose

BJ said...

aw Dan-thinking of you...with love and hugs and faith coming through.