Days +3 thru +8

October 9, 2021 0 Comments

Days 3 and 4 were chemo days. Tied to my IV pole for 48 straight hours. I couldn’t even convince the nurse to disconnect me long enough to take a shower. So we covered the IV pole and I took it into the shower with me. Not exactly what I had in mind, but it …

Days +1 and +2

October 5, 2021 0 Comments

The days after my transplant were good. I only had a few IV meds to take and I was unhooked most of the day. I felt pretty decent in the mornings. It was just later towards the afternoon when I’d start feeling the nausea again. Neither day was particularly outstanding. It was just nice to …

Day Zero

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

At 4am they came in and gave me a bag of potassium. My labs overnight showed a small deficiency there so just as a precaution, they went ahead and topped off the tank, so to speak. I also needed my antifungal and fluids. My antifungal meds are usually given around 10:30am but they moved it …

Days -3, -2, and -1

October 1, 2021 0 Comments

Days -3 and -2 were chemo days. I had Cytoxan and Mesna along with fluids. I was hooked up to my bean pole for 48 hours. The chemo only took a couple hours but it can be rough without constant fluids. It made sleeping more than a little difficult but I managed. Nausea was a …