John got sprung from the big house yesterday around 3 pm. He's doing pretty well, but somewhat weak. We slept in late today, then had a whole list of "honey-do" jobs to take care of ( dropping of Rxs, buying diabetic socks, lunch, getting blood work done, new light bulb for his right turn signal, library run) I did all the driving and he had a chance to relax. I know one thing for sure... he's gonna sleep really well tonight!
He needs to start giving himself the Neupogen injections tonight and continue until they start the stem cell harvest next Tuesday. That also means the Neutropenic diet has to start now. No more salad and fresh raw fruits and veggies. It's actually not as bad to follow as one would think. The food just has to be cooked. He also needs to avoid stuff like bleu cheese and feta cheese and yogurt. Nothing with mold or bacteria.
While registering today for his blood work, the lady in the next booth came over and told us she is an 11 year survivor of Lymphoma and she had a stem cell transplant. She looked great! It was very encouraging to hear her tell us. When she had hers done, it was very experimental. I hope John has as good results as she has!
Tomorrow I go back to work. I wish I was still on vacation!