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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 1 Post Transplant

My New Cells
Transplant went off without a hitch last night.  I got hooked up a little after 8:00PM and the transplant/transfusion was done by 9:30PM.  Next we wait for the new cells to start to grow within my body.  This should start to happen over the next 12 days.  Doctors will monitor for signs that my body may be rejecting the new cells or vice versa.  I am on anti rejection drugs just like if I was getting an organ transplant.  This is a pretty typical treatment plan.

I feel good and am so glad this step is behind us.  A lot of people are not lucky enough to find a donor like we did.  I could not imagine what that would feel like.  To know that you could be cured only if....

9 comments:

mollie said...

I bet your donor would love to know what a great guy he is helping! Glad everything is going well!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU DONOR!!!
Now on to your new life!!
Love you,
Rhonda

Arlene said...

Sending you hugs & our love - and the same to your donor.

Auntie 'Lene & John

Anonymous said...

Prayers for you and your donor

We were all thinking about you on Friday.

Linda

sonya said...

Seems like such a miracle! Thank God for donors. If only everyone could have a match. So glad you do!!!

Mary IronMatron said...

So glad for the match and for generous donors! And I'm so glad it went off without a hitch...
thanks for keeping us updated. You're in my thoughts!

MaineSport said...

Chuck- I'm glad things are going well, and hope it keeps progressing.

Sonya said...

Chad, so glad that things went off without a hitch. Jeff & I have been thinking of you. Hope this is soon to be behind you.

xoxo
~Sonya

denis said...

sorry to hear about the gall bladder thing-- a friend of mine went through that same rotten procedure not a few weeks ago-- prayers are with you-- denis