DAY 56

Hi Everyone,I waited to post untill i saw my oncologist today. ALl seems good my blood counts are all good but he say i am a little anemic. SO Monday i will start on procrit injections every 2 weeks for six weeks and then i will have my bone marrow bio…

Change of donor

First, I appreciate all the great comments. If it wasn’t clear, comments are welcome! They are a nice addition to a day full of pokes and prods and scans. But mostly I’m past all the testing and today was just a great sunny day in Seattle, and we took a memorial walk in Lincoln Park, in West Seattle. The "memorial" part was in tracing our steps of 2 years ago when I was so low on red blood cells

Schedule change

Over many years I donated over 4 gallons of blood, stopping when the first hints of an immune problem appeared. Donating just seemed like a good thing to do, and I never expected to need any blood transfusions myself. But I have needed 6 units so far, …

DAY 46

HI EVERYONE, WELL HERE I AM AT DAY 46 –THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER –I CAN DRIVE AND DO ALOT THINGS LIKE I DID BEFORE BUT I DON’T THINK MY BODY HAS FULLY RECOVERED. THE DOCTOR SAYS IN 3 MONTHS I SHOULD HAVE 75 OR 80% PERCENT OF MY STRENGTH B…

Day 40

Hi everyone,Well i am doing alot better. I still do not have all of my strength back but i can do alot more very slowly–of course i do take a nap and sit down if i feel tierd but over all i continue to get better. Each day is a new challenge. Henk i …

DAY 35

HI EVERYONE,WELL I CONTINUE TO GET STRONGER EVERY DAY. I AM NOT HAVING TO TAKE MY NAUSEA PILLS IN THE MORNING AND I AM GETTING BY –HOWEVER I DO STILL GET SOME STOMACH DISCOMFORT AND I HAVE HEARTBURN WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING I EAT AND THE BURPS BUT O…

DAY 32 AND A VISIT TO TRANSPLANT DOCTOR

HI EVERYONE,TODAY I WENT TO SEE MY TRANSPLANT DOCTOR AND HE SAYS I WON’T SEE HIM UNTILL DAY IOO BUT HE DID GIVE ME TWO NEW PRESCRIPTIONS- ONE IS ACYLOVIR FOR SHINGLES SINCE I HAVE HAD THEM BEFORE AND BACTRIM FOR ANY THING LIKE PNEUMONIA OR ANY THING LI…