So today is day 11. My white blood counts in my body are beginning to rise. This means that the cells transplanted have begun to grow and develop in my body. This is extremely good news.
I am feeling OK aside from not being able to eat solid food. Other foods just cannot be "processed" by my body. When I say this, I mean that I cannot swallow the food once I chew it. It just stays in my throat until I eventually return it to where it came from. IE the plate. Until this passes, they are going to continue to "bag feed" me.
I have been sleeping a lot due to the lack of energy. When you sleep close to 16 of the 24 hours in a day, it gets confusing sometime knowing what time of day it is. I was off by a whole day the other day. Looking back, I was impressed at how amazingly calm my nurse was explaining that it was it was Sunday night 4:30PM, not Monday morning 4:30AM. I was pretty adamant to her that she was wrong.
As a result of the transplant beginning to take, I have developed a rash on parts of my back, legs and arms. They think it could be GVH. They are going to monitor it. If it is GVH, this is the form we want to get. Treatable and a type that appears quickly. The treatment for this type of GVH is a pill that has steroids in it. Will know more by the end of the week.
Crystal is coming down for Thanksgiving with the kids. I am very excited to see them. It has been close to 3 weeks since I have seen them.