So it was February 28, 2006, when I entered the Sutter Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Sacramento. It is a small unit compared to what Barclay just had at UCD med center.
I had Melphalan that day and then
it was March 1st that the stem cells were reintroduced. For such a huge event it is very unimpressive. The Stem cells are given in an IV that is just a drip and that’s it. Of course, it’s the melphalan that gets you sick and everything else. I had a rough time with it all.
That transplant gave me 4 years without chemo and in remission until 2010. Some people do a second transplant but I wasn’t interested.
Now that I’m out of remission again, it’s a wait and see time as to when I’ll start treatment.
It’s been a long strange trip!!!!
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Since I’m a newer reader, I didn’t know anything about your back story. Thanks for sharing.
you can always go back and read earlier posts. I started this blog in 2012 during my first relapse. Then I started on my journey with minimalism and simplicity.
I can only imagine what you have been through and what the journey has been like. Hope treatments have improved since the first one.
Well, time is a fine healer and here I am. Induction treatment is different from when I started. But the SCT is basically the same.
Happy re-birthday. Hope the next stage goes well.
Thanks, when the time comes I will go back on the last treatment protocol I was on since it worked so well. There are many new drugs for myeloma so that’s a good thing.
Marvelous news ! I am glad for you.