Day 0

This is day 0, the day on which I’ll receive some of my stem cells. I’ll get more tomorrow, too.

They’re getting ready to do it soon, it appears.

Something I had (maybe chemo?) gave me terrible indigestion last night and this morning. I also had a bad headache. I didn’t sleep very well, so I hope to catch a nap while I’m here.

This is a picture of one of the syringes filled with my stem cells. I had such an unpleasant experience with the re-infusion that I hate to even look at this!

Stem Cells

About Beth

I was diagnosed with MM in January of 2003. I underwent various treatments, including thalidomide/dex, revlimid/dex, dex alone, a clinical trial of CNTO 328, and Velcade, Doxil and dex until late August, 2007, when I had an autologous stem cell transplant after high dose melphalan. I experienced what's known as a very good partial response (VGPR). Since then, my myeloma has been stable.

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  1. breediii

    Good luck Beth. I had tandem transplants at Duke in December 2005, and April 2006, also outpatient. I am fortunate to live here in Durham, so I could stay in my own home throughout the process. The docs and nurses there are topnotch — you are in good hands. I got a CR after the second transplant that is still holding so far. I’m sure things will go well for you. The hardest part is coming up, but it will be over in a couple of weeks, and you will then start feeling a little bit better each day. I was allowed to return to work after six weeks, and have been enjoying a treatment free life since then. Once again good luck. Say hello to Amy, Evie, Susan, Sue, Anne, Monique, Markeeta, Debbie, Dr. Horwitz, and anyone else I may have forgotten to mention. They will take good care of you.

    Regards,

    Bill Reed

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