After stimulating my bone marrow for 4 days and then collecting stem cells for two days, tonight we reached 10 million stem cells, enough for two transplants. I was then discharged and we are back at our home-away-from-home, home.
Denise had a visit with her dentist in Anacortes for a broken tooth and a follow up with her doctor for a problem. All is well and she seems to be doing well. I am thankful for that.
We will visit with the out-patient Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for a few days, then I will be re-admitted for the really difficult part of burning out my bone marrow and giving me my stem cells back. So, we are at day 21 of a 100 day process. We have completed the 14-day process of testing, then the 7-day process of stimulating my bone marrow and harvesting stem cells. Ahead is the process of burning out my bone marrow with chemo, giving my stem cells back, and watching me as I recover. This next step should start sometime next week.