INTO THE OPERATING THEATRE I GO …
2 familiar procedures later; firstly to have a contrast dye put through my Portacath to check that’s it’s working – TICK ALL CLEAR and ready to go.
Secondly to have a second line put in, this time through my right jugular. This will be used to harvest my stem cells & yay take bloods (no more Iv line issues or massive BRUISES)
During the procedure the spascity & painful cramps I’ve been experiencing increased so yay they sedated me & put me on oxygen. They are also going to increase my morning dose of the muscle relaxing meds I’m on which will hopefully make life easier.
AND THE CHEMO FOR HARVESTING BEGINS!
Bizarre how the all get gowned up (even my sis had to leave the room) yet they put it in me?!?!?!
22 hours of chemo drip to come – this is it folks!
Think my my face says it all; been a long hard day (starting at 4am for breakfast which consisted of 3 crackers & a milo). Dinner was really yum though, chicken tikka with rice & cooked veggies – much appreciated after a day of mostly fasting;)
So over the next few days my white blood count & platelets will drop, they will then start me on 2 days of injections to get the stem cells to move out of my bone marrow to my blood and then it will be STEMMIES HARVEST DAY!!!
In the meantime I rest/sleep & let the chemo do its thing:D