Since I have been home not a lot of exciting things have been going on. I do a lot of reading, sleep late and watch tv. Not all that interesting.
Mom and I made the drive to Dallas to meet the transplant doctor. He is a really nice man. He answered all my questions as best as he could and spent about 45 minutes with us. He made me feel better about the whole process. I feel good about him as my doctor. I also got to meet my search coordinator. She is very nice and is working hard to find my donor. We still have no time line on when the transplant is going to take place. I think that is the hardest part. I want to know when this is going to happen so I can start my new life. After transplant I will have a brand new immune system. Because of that I will have a better chance of staying in remission for a very long time.
I did find out that donating bone marrow is much easier than it use to be. You don't have to go thru what I do and have it extracted from the bone. Now they hook you up to a machine that will take the blood and run it thru a machine to extract the cells and then the blood will be put back into your body. This way you have no recovery time. I have the information if anyone would like to be a part of the National Bone Marrow Registry. You might not be able to help me, but you may be able to save another person's life.