Wasn’t feeling so emotionally good last week. Cell counts going down and having to go on white cell stimulant shots to protect me from infection. Then I heard that Kerstin cannot be a bone marrow donor for a second transplant due to my antibodies that are partying up a storm against her and everyone. So, I didn’t say or do much.
But a week has passed. We are mostly waiting for my bone marrow to self kick start now that the disease is gone. The donor transplant was successful in accomplishing that. Yea. A second transplant within the sister / kid range is possible. Kerstin is out. Greg is being tested. I bet antibodies will be an issue. We will look at my sister’s DNA results and reevaluate her now that we are considering a haplo transplant ( 1/2 matched DNA) within the family.
And my counts have stabilized. The white count medicine is helping and platelets stopped dropping. It was the platelets that concern me the most because we are not doing anything but letting my body respond and they were doing great by themselves and then started to drop. So, today I feel good!
Physically I am getting stronger. With my white cells increasing, I can get a life and attend social functions, especially if outside or small groups. attended a fun picnic and baby shower. A movie is on the docket for Friday. The doctors and I agreed to ‘ get a life’ within reason. 🙂 I still avoid the crowds at church with lots of kids and soccer games ( go Real Salt Lake).
So, I am emotionally, physically and spiritually back on track. My love to yu all.