My Stemmies behaved so well on Monday and Tuesday! .... Millions were collected! So great was the collection... I only had to be hooked up for harvest 2 days !!!
Interesting finding regarding my crazy allergic reaction on both collection days.... the Drs on staff were able to identify my allergic reaction. Turns out I wasn't able to tolerate the "Ethylene Oxide" that is used in the stem cell collection-machine and tubing! Ugh!!! Collection Day 2 they hung a constant Benadryl drip to counter-act my allergy! I am just such a drama-queen of opposites! Great results, but "death-defying" complications!!!
Currently, I'm enjoying not being on ANY pills, chemo, IV's, medications, etc!!! wow!
Altho, you should see me trying to properly take care of my Hickman lines. I'll probably OD on Heparin, as I sometimes forget which line... nevermind... I'll panic all my medical friends following this!!! LOL... I've got the system down now! Funny stories tho...
HERE'S the Stemmies UPDATE:
5.55 million collected on Monday 6/22
3.81 million collected on Tuesday 6/23
For an amazing TOTAL of 9.36 mill stemmies waiting to invigorate and rejuvenate my dysfunctional bone marrow and blood plasma!
How they count them, and so exactly, is beyond my blonde knowledge... but that's my next research project! Thank you MD's, PhD's and RN's for all your expert care of me and my Stemmies!
So I'm feeling fairly 'normal'.... hahahaha I know... 'normal' and Julie is an oxymoron! But Havasu, Horsebackriding, and all my fun things will have to wait for later 2010/2011 ... just enjoying all the success of my Jan-June treatments and thinking about my July COH inpatient-vacation plan... did I mention... I have a date now!
And... I have a Haircut date too... short-cut recommendations welcomed... as I know so many of you didn't like my "mushroom-wedge" cut of the 1990's hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa
Love and thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments!!! I just looooooove what you write!!!! Thank you from my MM-contaminated heart!!! :)