Update Day +13

Day +13, St. Stephen’s Day.  Met with Professor Paul Browne today. He is the head of the department. Both Paul Browne and my consultant Eibhlin Conneally trained in the US having spent over 5 years in transplant centres there. Paul is a very nice man, and from Foxrock Park (a neighbour) and went to Hollypark … Continue reading Update Day +13

  • 4:19 pm
  • December 26, 2011

Courageous Times

Day +12, it is Christmas Day! Wish you all the peace and joy of Christmas. I had great news today. The white cell count is now up at 0.4 and better still the neutrophil count is now at 0.1 (this is the key count) for the first time in days. My mouth is much better, … Continue reading Courageous Times

  • 9:53 am
  • December 25, 2011

The First 100 Days

Day +11, Christmas eve. Had a good night’s sleep for a change. The pillow case is covered with hair, as I am loosing my hair.  This is another side effect of the chemotherapy. There is some good news today. My white cell count is going up. It is at 0.2. The donor cells have started … Continue reading The First 100 Days

  • 11:55 am
  • December 24, 2011

Update Day +10

Day +10, I am at the half way mark. Three weeks in hospital, another 3 weeks to go. The mouth is very sore today. The donor cells haven’t started to build my immunity. This will take another week. I have just taken a local anesthetic mouthwash so that I can eat breakfast. Had a reasonable … Continue reading Update Day +10

  • 7:48 pm
  • December 23, 2011

Do It Anyway

Day +9. The mouth is not as sore as before. This is very strange. It is meant to get worse before it gets better. So much for my saying, “pump up the positives” yesterday. I seem to always fear the worse. Maybe Lesley-Ann is right, I like playing the martyr. It was a disturbed sleep … Continue reading Do It Anyway

  • 6:55 pm
  • December 22, 2011