I was lost, now I’m found. I believe in you, I got no bounds. I’m movin’ on up now, getting out of the darkness. My light shines on
Movin’ On Up – Primal Scream

Day 12 : … Haemoglobin 8.1 … Neutrophils 0.05 … Platelets 34 …

What a joyous day. After a skin reaction to my platelet transfusion last night – came over all itchy like I’d been bitten by a swarm of mosquitoes – I was given some strong antihistamine and so I slept very soundly indeed. This morning I am up at 6, showered by 7, and sitting in a chair reading a book by 8, having already done my daily exercises. I feel great.

When today’s results come in, my neutrophils are unquestionably moving upward. Not much yet, but up, and they should accelerate exponentially. (Good, at the current rate I’d be here until May.) Crucially, we know my stem cells have definitely grafted. It should just be a matter of time from here.

Looks likely I’ll need a blood transfusion tomorrow, but who cares.