9/23 (Day -7) and 9/24 (Day -6)
These first 2 days are chemo days. My chemo conditioning consists of busulfan. Evidently it’s pretty harsh. Everything starts bright and early at 8am. Where they started chemo. It takes about 3 hours so I’m hooked up from 8am until 11am. Thankfully no more IV after that but that’ll change around Day -3 when I start the cytoxan. That has me hooked up to fluid for 24/7 for 2 days straight. But we’re not there yet.
A night before bed, they give me a strong anti-nausea med that should help last over 3 days. At the end of the 3 days, they’ll give it to me again.
On Day -6 I did have to have another blood transfusion since my hemoglobin had dropped below 7gm/dl. I was only able to tell I needed because every little thing had made me out of breath and I’m constantly tired.
I do my best to get up and out of bed every day but I’m finding that I’ll have to nap at least once. Either in the chair or the bed. Neither are particular comfortable but the nights are long with lab checks and vital checks.
Each day is one day closer.