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One Year Post SCT Fast Approaching

December 4 will be one year post stem cell transplant and ll seems to be going well. My hair returned within 3 months, energy level is slowly returning and the M-spike remains very low. Emailed my hematologist at Mayo asking if I should come back at one year and she said it wasn’t necessary – …

Drug Safety Communication: Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs): Procrit, Epogen and Aranesp

Stem Cell Harvest – Day 1

Today was the start of the stem cell harvest process, all seemed to go well. My appointment was for 0800 CST but did not get in until 0820 and was off the machine by 1400. Mom was with me most of the day, I did get a nap in for about an hour or so. …

All Primed Up With Nowhere To Go!

I finally got the call from the BMT Nurse today, my CD34 counts were finally high enough to begin harvesting tomorrow! So far I have been pulsed, purged and now primed. I added the purged and primed as my own descriptors. The pusing was by the use of cytoxan to help drive down the m-protiens …

STEM CELL TREATMENT BEGINS!

Today was my first day of the Stem Cell Treatment process at Mayo Clinic. The day was filled with tests and examinations. My day started at 0730, I reported to the Transplant Center and picked up my appointment schedule and instructions. My next stop was the lab for urine samples and blood draws, there were …

Day After Wisdom Teeth Dat (WT +1)

08/28/09 Day After Wisdom Teeth Day! (WT +1) Posted 1 hour ago The day after i had my wisdome teeth out! Not much happened since my last post except i am in innovis hospital – again. after the extraction my temp really spiked and they heard crackling in my lungs – pneumonia. I was in …

Wisdom Teeth Day

08/27/09 Wisdom Teeth Day Posted 1 day ago Today is the day that I get my wisdom teeth out! I am scheduled for oral surgery at 0730 CDT. Sumner is taking me in and bringing me home (I hope). Tracy has nursing classes today and it is difficult for her to miss, Sumner on the …