Friday, February 1, 2008
Finally starting to feel better
Sorry it has taken me so long to update the blog. I was doing well up until Day +4 and then I went downhill fast. The doctors told me that days 3-10 would be the worse and I was hoping that I would feel better for a few more days, but I was wrong. On Day +4 I woke up feeling ok, but as the day progressed I started feeling terrible. By that evening I was runing a fever and they were starting me on heavy antibiotics. I was tired, running a fever that would not go away and my heart was racing everytime time I got up to move. Day +5 wasn't any better. I have to make myself get up and walk so I can be active and hopefully heal faster. It wasn't until today (Day +6) that I needed a blood and platelet transfusion. Since I got that I feel much better. I have more energy and am not dizzy when I take a walk. In 2 more days I will be getting a white cell booster so my white cells can start producing faster. The less days my white count is at zero the less chance I have of getting another infection. By Day 10-14 my white count will start to reproduce and we will be able to see how my donors cells are working in my body. So far I have tolerated this regimine very well. If I can get away with feeling bad for only a few days then I am very lucky. I hope to only have to be here for another 2 weeks. If I do get out of here then I will be going home on Valentine's Day. After I leave the hospital I will be coming back and forth to Dallas at least twice a week to monitor my labs and all my my medications. I will have to be very careful being around people for a while because it is going to take my immune sysyem a while to rebuild.