Category : Transplant Journey

Happy New Year!

Day +19, New Year’s Day! Back in the hospital after spending a lovely night with the family and seeing the New Year at home. Amal, Rohan & Shereen decided to miss out on their New Year’s eve parties and spend the night with their parents! We played the Logo board game and then waited for … Continue reading Happy New Year!

  • 8:30 pm
  • January 1, 2012
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Update Day +17: A Glass Half Empty

Day +17, today is exactly four weeks since I was admitted into hospital, and here I am writing my blog post from home. Who would have thought that I will be home before the New Year? My blood counts continue to rise; wcc now at 3.4 (range: 3.5-11), neuts 2.5 (range: 2-8), plts 175 (range: … Continue reading Update Day +17: A Glass Half Empty

  • 8:44 pm
  • December 30, 2011
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Update Day +16: Surprise

Day +16. surprise, surprise, I am writing this blog at home, while playing a board game (The Logo Board Game) with the family. It is difficult to concentrate, but I’ll give a short update. The blood counts continue to go up. The white cell count (wcc) is at 2.1, the neutrophils are 1.4, the platelets … Continue reading Update Day +16: Surprise

  • 8:23 pm
  • December 29, 2011
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Update Day +15: Preparations for Coming Home

Day +15. Another good day in the office! The blood counts continue to go up. The white cell count (wcc) is at 1.4, the neutrophils are 0.9, the platelets are 99 and the hemoglobin is at 10. They are talking about my going home. STOP, it is not even 4 weeks as yet. I was … Continue reading Update Day +15: Preparations for Coming Home

  • 8:40 pm
  • December 28, 2011
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Update Day +14: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Day +14. Great news today. Professor Paul Browne came in today with his hand outstretched to congratulate me. Yes, the goal of getting the neutrophil count up to 0.5 was achieved. It is way ahead of schedule. He was more pleased to see the platelets up above 50, which means that the ‘new workers’ have … Continue reading Update Day +14: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

  • 6:33 pm
  • December 27, 2011
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