Half Way There
The last 15 days as an inpatient at SGH has brought a mixture of experiences & feelings; FATIGUE, pain, discomfort, anxiety, NAUSEA, NAUSEA, NAUSEA, hospital food, hard physio sessions, laughter, joy, MILO’S, Whittekers chocolate, suprises, visitors from NZ & OZ and wonderful new friends.
‘KOI’ iced white honey tea brought to me by my one of my wonderful nurses Penny!
And most of all despite having a fever I harvested 18 MILLION STEM CELLS!!!
The last few days in hospital brought a significant improvement of the spacicity in my legs aswell as an increase in strength – as my Nuerologist Professor Pavanni says is a good sign of the improvement that I will experience from the transplant.
Really encouraged that I just spent 15 days in hospital, the next hospital stint will be for 21 days; in isolation, 4x The amount of chemo & will become nutropenic but it’s time to deal with this wretched disease – whatever that takes!
Where to from here …
During the next 2 weeks I’m enjoying staying at our apartment to rest, rejuvenate & enjoy some more time exploring.
On Thursday the 7th of May it’s my Birthday! Turning 35 I looked up the biblical meaning of the number and it is ‘HOPE’!!!
8th May Admission into Isolation (21 days) for the insertition of another line in my neck for taking of bloods
9th, 10th, 11th & 12th – Chemo
14th Transplant – also described as my new birthday
29th May – DISCHARGE
Return to Apartment
Friday 5th June fly to Auckland
Saturday 6th June FLY HOME TO NELSON
*NB this is a plan, things could change