|8-25-10 Stem Cell Infusion|
In preparation for my stem cell transplant last August, all the doctors and nurses said that we would know more about how the transplant "took" at the six months anniversary of the transplant. Here are some number comparisons from my lab work just prior to my transplant and now at SCT plus 6 months:
Some other observations:
- I lost all my hair from the SCT. My hair has come back softer, thicker and with less gray than before. I have had three haircuts since the first of the year, so it seems to be growing faster also.
- I heal differently than before my SCT. Cuts and scrapes used to heal up almost overnight, with very little bleeding. Now it takes a bit longer, but no concerns.
- Energy levels are good but with no reserve. Where I used to just get tired, now I get exhausted. Napping and resting are now the standard, rather than the exception.
- Before the SCT the neuropathy in my feet was quite bad, with severe sensitivity on the top and bottom of my feet. Over the last six months, that sensitivity has reduced, although I have bad 'feet' days, on the whole, the neuropathy is much improved.
We are a year and a month post diagnosis and six months post SCT. We are encouraged and hopeful for the future. Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support.