Five days till Transplant- It’s been a long day with doctor visits, physical therapy, central line insertion, picc line removal, and chemo. You know those days you just wait on everything and everything is running behind. Yes, that was today. For the central line, I was given a pain killer and medication to make me sleep but I didn’t go to sleep. I was awake for the insertion, in fact, I didn’t fall asleep at all today. After a couple of hours, my new line was bleeding a little as you can see in the pics. I had to stay still with a sandbag to stop the bleeding. So far so good! Thankfully, we were able to stay on schedule for the day.
Four days till transplant- Another round of chemo down! My numbers are still ok at this point. My team seems to be very pleased with my progress. One of the doctors said I’m going into this very strongly. He suspects I won’t sit at the bottom very long, I will bounce back quickly. I walked for a half-hour before lunch and a half-hour after dinner to build up my strength before my numbers drop too low. I’m feeling pretty good other than being bored. But what do you do?
One day till transplant- The last few days have been rough. I was so sick I couldn’t move my head without feeling like I was going to vomit. Sleep was my only escape.
However, I’m doing better this evening. The nausea is getting better.
My MRI was normal, in fact, the cyst I had in my brain has disappeared. They feel I didn’t have a seizure after all. They believe my blood pressure drop suddenly causing me to pass out. They have stopped all blood pressure medicines for now.
Tomorrow is the big day! My team feels I’m ready and all is well so far.