Stem cell collection time

Stem cell collection time

Today and tomorrow are stem cell collection time, so I’m basically hooked up to a machine ( yes, it goes bing!) for up to 6 hours a day, as it separates out the stem cells from the main blood system using a centrifuge system.

Today they got about half the stem cells, so tomorrow should get the rest. The six hours aren’t hard, I was very tired today so just slept, but could have read or crocheted or watched something on the MacBook.

Don’t get in the way of a Russian nurse with clippers !
Surprisingly clean and neat, I don’t mind it nearly as much as I thought I would

So a quiet evening of listening to music, more stem cell stimulation then collection in the morning. Hopefully that’ll be that phase completed and we move onto chemo the day after tomorrow. I feel like a puffer fish at the moment, so much fluid retention from the steroids and drinking heaps. Just glad I brought the stretchy jeans !

We go and sit in the sun every day, just to get fresh air and a reminder why we are doing this crazy thing.

5 thoughts on “Stem cell collection time

  1. Jen I just read through the last few posts of your blog and will read the rest tonight! Love it! You may be an engineer but you have the soul of a writer xoxo
    And you look great with no hair 😉


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