Stem Cell Transplant Date Set

I will get my final Velcade/Decadron/Aloxi chemotherapy Friday, September 9 2011 at Dr. Moore’s office in Fort Collins. Then, I’ll take oral steroids over the weekend.

I’ll be admitted to the University of Colorado Hospital on Monday September 12 2011 and given the melphalan chemotherapy that will kill all of the contents of my bone marrow along with more Velcade and Decadron.

On Tuesday, September 13 2011, I get my own stem cells back via transfusion. This is considered Day 0 of the Transplant. The melphalan will make me