Bone marrow biopsy

hothothot.jpgI had a bone marrow biopsy Monday. I have to say, it was the best one I ever had. That sounds weird, I know, but it’s true. I was told to take a few percocet tablets beforehand and I had some IV Ativan. I don’t remember the trip home. :)

It’s been HOT here lately. Here’s a picture of the temperature thingy in my car. Some of my plants aren’t doing very well. We’ll soon be having a cold snap though. Next week it should be in the 90s. Once kind of nice thing is that the water temperature in the pool was 92 degrees today.

I have my transplant schedule now. I’m starting leukine shots tomorrow, and that will go on for 5 days. Then I’ll have neupogen for the remainder of the time. On the 14th, I’ll have the double lumen catheter put in and then the stem cell collection will take place on the 15th and 16th. High dose chemo (melphalan) will be on the 28th and I’ll have my stem cells infused on the 29th. For 2-3 weeks after, I’ll have what they call “supportive care.” That’s that. It’ll be over before I know it. Right?

4 Comments

  1. ruminator

    Stem cell collection on your birthday? Something kind of symbolic about that, no?

  2. Jude

    Ié─˘ll have what they call é─˙supportive care.é─¨
    Oh, sure. That’s what they would call it now. I do think the work up to the SCT was worse than the actual SCT, however, as was pointed out by my oncologist, Dr. Schiller of UCLA, I was in so much pain that they had me heavily sedated. So I do not remember how sick I was. I’d call it more than “supportive care” although some people seem to breeze right through it. And that year of remission made the whole procedure worth it!!!!!
    Good Luck Beth
    Jude

  3. pvdubose

    Hi Beth,
    You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers during your procedure. Dave’s nearing the end….just a few complications to deal with and he’ll be back in the hotel as an outpatient.
    Let me know if &/or you want to hear about his SCT experience here, and I’ll email you the updates.

    Patricia DuBose

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