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.
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.
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Progressing nicely through the various stages Jennifer. Doing so well and you look great.
Thanks ! You were so right, this is a caring place and I feel strangely at home.
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 😉
I’m enjoying the no hair look way more than expected ? Sinead O’Connor or Sigourney Weaver ??
Sigourney Weaver for sure! Nice shaped head, Jen!