Sunday, July 4, 2010

Phil's Vacation: Day +10

I still have not engrafted, which means my Absolute Neutrophil count has not been at 0.5 or higher for two consecutive days. The nurse I had a bet going on on which day I would engraft and it looks like we are both going to lose. My hope is that today my ANC appears in my blood work. I actually started feeling bone pain (lower back) from the Neupogen shots which I felt to during stem cell collection, but not during my first transplant. I take this as a good sign and every time I feel the pain, I am going to envision fireworks going off in my bones because the Myeloma is dead, the old has gone and the new has some!

So rejoice and be glad in this day with me as we remember how awesome it is to live in a country with so much freedom. I may be the first generation of Brabbs' to not fight in a war going all the way back to my Great Grapa George. So this country, with it's flaws, has come a long long way. Let the bell of Freedom ring.

4 comments:

feresaknit said...

'We're just keeping our 4th of July celebrations on the transplant unit low key' - Awesome!

Sandy said...

INtending that your good cells decide to celebrate by getting to work and reproducing....

CancerKicker said...

Cells are multiplying and I am going to be going home tomorrow! I am so ready.

feresaknit said...

Forgot to say - us over here in the third word of medical advancemets are really grateful to you other there in the good old US of A. The way we look at it is you test new therapies and we get to use what works - we're not as green as we are cabbage, or pickle, looking! ;D