Well, we are at day 34. So far, the donors immune system has done a nice job setting up shop within my body. My white counts are up are and my new immune system is growing. We head down to Boston tomorrow (Friday) for a check up and also a followup with the gallbladder surgeon. They will also be doing a test tomorrow that measures my immune system. It will tell us what percentage of my immune systems is the new donors system and what part is left over from my old crappy, defective immune system. We are shooting for a high percentage of it being my new immune system. It will take a couple weeks to get those results back.
The biggest difficulty I have right now is that all the chemo and radiation before the transplant wiped out my taste buds. Nothing tastes good. I am down to Peanut Buttercup Cereal, PB&J sandwiches (they are tough to swallow) and chocolate pop tarts. As result, I am stuck at 160lbs. Since I am not eating much, I do not have a lot of energy. Since I do not have a lot of energy, I cannot exercise and get stronger. It is very very frustrating. They say this will eventually pass. I hope it passes sooner rather than later.
For those of you that have asked about sending me baked goods, I cannot have anything "homemade" for the first first 100 days after transplant. Just about the worst time of year to be on that restriction!