Saturday, 28 September 2019

Release

I’ve got to stand and fight
Release the pressure - Leftfield

I’m out!

I was so surprised, on Thursday, when the doctor suggested I might be ready to go home, that I had to ask twice what my blood counts were. I thought I’d got at least another four or five days to wait to get to the magic Neutros > 0.5 threshold. But by Thursday, I had already passed it. So, on Friday afternoon, they discharged me.

Obviously, I’m delighted, though still a little nervous that fever might yet drag me back inside. But let’s not dwell on the fears, and just be grateful for a pretty smooth transplant experience.

I’m at home. It will take a bit of time to work out exactly my recuperation trajectory. But my own bed, home cooked food... all good. Even being able to have a proper shower, now they’ve taken my PICC line out... I’m happy. And, of course, being with my family.

6 comments:

  1. I am so happy to hear the news. Look after yourself.
    Sending lots of love to all of you!

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  2. Take it and run like a thief! Being home is good for your spirits which is good for your treatment. Very happy for you.

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  3. So glad to hear. Enjoy the fam! (And a proper brew!)

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  4. So happy for you Alex , Enjoy your day

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  5. That is such brilliant news Alex! I have no doubt that being at home will help you grow stronger quicker! As always, make sure you listen to your body. With love from your fellow U50 patient! Xx

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  6. Fabulous news, Alex, I am so very happy for you. Enjoy this precious time with your tribe :-) Thinking of you, and sending lots of hugs and thoughts and +++ energy your way! And avoid the TV news to avoid stress!! Lots of love, Pippa XX

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