Transplant Day +5

After getting my transplant last Tuesday, things have gone pretty much by the book. All my medical test numbers have come back where expected, save one; my liver results are a little low, but that’s not unexpected after the high dose chemo last week.
My immune system continues to crash, but again that’s the point – knock off my marrow and replace it with the donor’s. 

So now I wait for all that to happen, and I go to the clinic every day for testing and two liters of IV fluids. 

As I become neutropenic I expect I will end up with a fever ( which they consider anything over 100.5F) and be back in the hospital in-patient. But, like after my original chemo, I don’t think I will end up with any identifiable infection.

To be honest, when it happened the first time and I had to be re-admitted, I felt a little guilty, like I had done something wrong. But seeing that I am now an undefended target for every other living thing on the planet, I’m not really surprised. 

So now I wait, and do what they tell me, and trust God to lead, as He has all along.

Author: Tom Lindsay

Just a regular guy who likes to shoot and cook barbecue. Leukemia survivor. Bourbon drinker. Chemical Engineer.

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