One week post-transplant and we are adjusting to the new demands of getting healthy. I go into the clinic three times a week to see the docs and have my condition monitored.
I take 20 pills a day to manage side effects and suppress my immune system so the new stem cells can take over. And I give myself a big shot every day—a 1-liter (33 ounces) injection into my chest tube that takes about three hours.
On the plus side, I got to celebrate my 64th birthday on Friday. I’m in an extended stay hotel, not a hospital. I have Cindy and other family to look after me. I have a real shot at a cure for the cancer that had dogged me for seven years.
I’m still breathing, still writing and still enjoying the wonderful people around me.
More to come!