Checking in to Cedars later today. I spent yesterday getting prepared – took a bike ride and charged up all my electronic toys. Today is considered Day -2. It will consist of my getting a PICC line surgically inserted in my arm. Then, I was told there will be a lot of waiting around until I get admitted. Tonite at 10 PM, I will receive the first dose of Melphalan, a very heavy duty chemo that will kill everything in it’s wake….bad cells, good cells, etc. I was told not to expect too much discomfort immmediatly, but that the tough stuff will start showing up in a few days. I’m feeling fine, although I am not relishing the prospect of spending two weeks or more in the hospital. But I am prepared to make the most of it. More later.