Chemo Day 3 – The Boxer…

Day 3 of Chemo: Sept. 1, 2013 – 25 days until I’m home!

Today, is a repeat of the last two days. Get up shower, see Dr. F, he tells me how wonderful I’m doing and then they hook me up for 4-5 hours to a chemo drip. Not too exciting, but part of the mission. I have one more day of this, and then a nice surprise, our good friend, and Surrogate Dad, Dr. Giles will be stopping in for a visit tomorrow afternoon. It will be so nice to see a familiar face and one that speaks English, well, New Orleans Cajun, close enough for my ears. I’ve given him a little list of some items to bring me, Snickers, toothpaste and some juice. Not a normal combo, but it will get me through the remaining days. The Snickers are a nice treat after Chemo, I’ve lost a little weight, so not worried about the calories at this point.

The next steps will be, Tuesday a rest day. Wednesday they will give me back my stem cells, all fresh and ready to re-boot my immune system, so it doesn’t remember it has MS. This is the goal, that I’m fighting for. After they return my stem cells, this is when I will start to go into total isolation, since my immune system will be very week, and I could catch anything or get an infection very easily. So, clean room to the max, and they will take away my street clothes and provide jammies for me, and scrub my room from top to bottom. I will still have my laptop, phone and Kindle, but they will have been sanitized for me. So, I’m putting on my boxer gloves and getting ready for the next round.

VW
PS Thanks for all the wonderful posts and comments, they really help and let me know I’m not alone here.

The Boxer – Allison Krauss – Enjoy

Family

Family

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. goodbyeMS
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 11:16:26

    You are doing great! By Wednesday you will be over some of the biggest hurdles in HSCT- I am so happy for you!!! Bye-bye MS 🙂

    Reply

  2. Linda New
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 22:00:05

    Vicki, you are such a brave person. I am so proud of you and so happy for you. Praying for you. I know this is going to “kick MS” right out of your life. I think of you every day. Linda

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  3. Kathy Scholes Abel
    Sep 01, 2013 @ 22:54:33

    Keep up the good attitude, Vicki! You’re doing great!

    Reply

  4. Roger
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 06:49:24

    So happy to hear that will be seeeing a familiar face, and that they are bringing such a nice sweet treat. Glad to hear you have your boxing gloves with you.
    It’s great that you can have your computer, phone, and reader in the clean room.
    All the best from Roger & Diane

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