Bone marrow transplant soon

I work full time and im part of a great team. So they are keeping an eye on me.
My daughter gets married in Cornwall on 9th July so heading off there for a few days with my children and grandchildren.
Ive also got some decorating to get done and some work in the garden too so lots on.

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Hi All
Sorry I’ve been slow in updating but not sure where the last few weeks have gone​:thinking::flushed:Last Thursday we got the best news possible.My Doctor confirmed that my new and existing cells have now meshed 100% :grinning::grinning::+1:So apart from minor kidney issues everything else is on track :+1:Haemaglobin levels regularly 115+ which considering a year ago they were 34 is fantastic.
Hope everyone else is ok on this :sun_with_face: Saturday

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Oh @AlastairC that is absolutely wonderful news, I am so happy for you.
I hope you are celebrating and be kind to yourself and look after yourself.

Fabulous news Alistair. X

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Oh great news @AlastairC delighted for you and what a great hgb!

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Stem cells went up today. OH feeling quite tired and not eating or drinking much but the doctors and nurses are keeping an eye on him. X

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:crossed_fingers::crossed_fingers:crossed for you both.Keep strong time will pass quickly and you’ll be back together again and on the recovery path

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Thanks Alastair will be a while but we have all the time we need x

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Yes @debbie36, perhaps it is normal to have ups and downs, but it sounds as if the doctors and nurses are keeping an eye on your OH.
I bet you are on an lonely exhausting roller coaster of thoughts and emotions.
We are here for you and so is the Blood Cancer UK support line.
Please keep posting.

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Great news Debbie…happy rebirth day to your hubbie. A few tough weeks ahead of him now but as you say no hurry main thing is yo get him stronger now xxx

@AlastairC hope you are doing well too xxx

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So its day +6 since my OH had his stem cell transplant. Thank goodness we had been well informed by the medics as his numbers are falling as expected and he is feeling pretty rubbish.
The team at the hospital are doing a great job with him. He is just about managibg to eat and is managing to take short walks outside of his room but still on the ward.
Im next due to travel to see him on Sunday. Im practicing my supportive reassring face in readiness but having a plentiful supply if tissues in the car for my drive home.
I had some friends from church around this evening and they are going to enlist some willing but competent volunteers.The plan is to get the outstanding decorating done while im away at my daughters wedding in readiness for my OH discharge home in a few weeks time. I was going to do it myself but i underestimated how much this would all take out of me too.
Hope everyone is doing ok xxx

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Hi @Debbie36, how are you doing? Understandably this must be a difficult for time for you. It’s good to hear that you have the support of your friends at this time. Please do keep our support line in mind, if it’d help you to talk things through at all you’d be very welcome to give us a call (0808 2080 888). Best wishes, Tanya.

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Hi @Debbie36 I can fully understand how your OH is feeling having been through it all. It’s good that he’s managing to take a bit of exercise. That was the mistake I made, I spent the whole time watching TV and barely moved off my bed. When it came for time to go home, I was very weak. The only comfort I can offer is that it does get better, the whole process is tried and tested. You’ve given yourself such a lot to take on and I’m glad that your friends are all rallying round and helping.

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Hi @Debbie36 I bet you are looking forward to seeing your OH on Sunday.
Your friends from church sound wonderful and I am so impressed that you are accepting help.
Yes, your daughters wedding is soon, mixed emotions for you but enjoy.
We await hearing all about it.
The main thing is that you look after yourself, be kind to yourself and keep accepting help.