Monday, September 30, 2013

One Month Down!

We've been here for almost a month. Did my labs today, shots going ok. Almost time for the fun stuff!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day After

This is me for 2 days after mobilization.

Mobilization Monday

Had my my first dose of chemo Monday, went well minus having have to pee all night due to the chemo flush. The last few days I felt like crap, but I'm feeling a bit better. Start taking my shots Saturday morning at 7 am ugh.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Neuro follow up

Dr Burt had me go see Dr Allen this morning, I thought it was a follow up for all the the tests he had me do last time I was here. It turned out to be just a regular follow up visit. I got up early for this.
All and all, it was a good visit.
Monday it starts!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Plasma Day 1/2

Dr . Burt is having me do 2 more plasma exchanges. Oh joy.
They said they want to keep my straight up until I start the fun.
They do plasma exchanges a bit different here in Chicago than in Houston.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pre tests all good

All Pre Tests came back all good. I get a break till Tuesday.  Yes I have all my teeth, even tho my mom tried to get the dentist to let her try out the DRILL on me! :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day 3 Pre Transplant

Today I got to go to the dentist!
Everything checked out ok.
Then went and met with Dr Burt to go over things.
Then the fun started.  Went to walgreens to get all my meds, but they sent my shots to their mail order. Nothing like spending your day at slowgreens.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 2 Pre Transplant

Today was vein check day and to how they havrest the stem cells. You get a private room when you get your cells harvested,  unlike Houston were its one open room. Nurse was very nice and I didn't have to wake up at 6am for this test!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 1 of Pre Tranplant

Day 1 of testing down. I'm wiped out. The first test was to check out my lungs were ok, 2nd test was blood draws, 20 vials of blood. 3rd was a EKG, and the last was a chest X-Ray. Went by pretty fast. The longest of all the tests, was the waiting on tests. Danny wanted to meet Dr. Burt, but he was doing clinic. Tommorrow tests don't start till 11am, not 6am, not looking forward to the 6am wakeup blood draws :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chicago here I come!

Well we made it to Chicago, but my step dad's luggage didn't lol. Start testing Monday at 7:15am in the morning, ugh...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My New Theme Song

My Aunt found this song, I think its really fitting.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Good Luck Dinner

Had great Good Luck Dinner with my family. Even tho there is a language barrier, I  spending time with Luis and Gisela Colmenter. Didn't know I would get emotional when Heather and Ricardo Colmenter and the kids left. — feeling blessed.