Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day +7

Imunne system wipped out still, been getting platelets while I wait for my reboot to kick in. Today I had to receive some hemoglobin also today.  Dr Burt says I'm doing great.

Happy Birthday

October 16 2013 is my new birthday.  This the day where they give my cells back to begin the process of  rebooting my immune system.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

6 Days of Chemo

Day 1 went pretty good, till they up the rate of my chemo. Felt like my head was on fire. They slowed down the rate and gave me benadryland that made it better.
Day 2 went pretty well, minus all the peeing.
Day 4 my immune system started dropping and I was feeling wiped out and weak. Chemo messing with my eyes. Nothing tasted good and nothing sounds good to eat. Tried the chef's lunch special, it wasn't bad, till the diarrhea up at midnight. nothing imodium couldn't fix.
Days 5 and 6 lazy days aka benadryl days.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Got my PICC put in today, and will be admitted tomorrow morning for the start of my chemotherapy.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Loooooooong Day

My day at the hospital started at 7 a.m. Monday to get my catheter placed in. The procedure took about an hour and a half, relatively quick and painless. Then I had to go to the blood center for a blood lad to see how many cells they could havest. Since I couldn't eat or drink after midnight,  I got a break while waiting for the results,  for breakfast and a drink. I got hooked up around 11ish for harvest. The harvest finished up around 2:15 p.m.. I had to keep my catheter until I get my platelet and stem cell count back. They told me it would take 2 hours. 6 o'clock rolls around and I finally got my results,  so I finally got my catheter out, then they made wait til 6:30 befor I could go.  We got back to the hotel at 7:15 and ate then past out..
They only needed 3 million stem cells, they harvested 9.2 million stem cells from me. I guess it was worth the wait.