Category Archives: May 2012

T+25 and we’ve got…nothing.

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, because I’ve been hoping I’d have something different to say.  Unfortunately, I don’t.  We’ve got no counts yet to speak of. The first glorious day there were 15 white blood cells.  Then they … Continue reading

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T+17: Where Sasha Baron Cohen appears with a van, and Dad finally snags a recliner

Along with all the other nasty side effects of Mom’s drug cocktail, let’s add another, wild and wooly one to the mix:  extremely vivid and bizarre dreams.  Yesterday she had one in which Sasha Baron Cohen appeared in her room, … Continue reading

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The one where Celcept causes her to throw up…a lot

Mom’s sick as a dog, but she’s angry about it, and call me crazy, I see something positive in that (don’t kill me, Mom). Her current nemesis is the immunosuppressive drug Celcept.  On one hand, it’s keeping her alive and … Continue reading

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Hope is the Thing With Feathers

No shouting.  No High-Fives, barely breathe whatever emotion you feel upon reading my next words.  No congratulations, nothing loud.  More prayers, more wishes, maybe–that’s all this moment will allow for. Mom’s white cell count was down to zero.  This evening, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: T+10

It’s T+10 today.  The doctor told my Mom she’s finishing the “first bad third” of this transplant journey, and she’ll soon enter the “second bad third”, which is slightly less bad.  The final third is recovery, but in this situation … Continue reading

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From the Trenches: Day T+2, Update from Kathy

I’ve been here eleven days.  It seems like a month.  I am entrenched into the routine of the ward now, and have my daily rituals, based on what times vitals are taken, blood, doctors’ rounds, etc.  There is no interaction … Continue reading

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Day Zero–Let the Miracle Begin! Update by Kellie

Yesterday was Day Zero, a very special day in the world of bone marrow transplant patients.  It’s considered a new birthday of sorts, and certainly a rebirth, hopefully into health.  Yesterday my Mom received my bone marrow, and now those … Continue reading

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