Day Zero

Day zero is the name given to the day of your stem cell transplant. This will happen this afternoon, 48 hours exactly after my chemotherapy took place. The extra day has been to allow my kidney time to flush the Melphalan out of my body, so it won't kill the newly introduced stem cells. I … Continue reading Day Zero

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The Road Ahead

I came across this video from Myeloma UK. It gives advice about the recovery process from Stem Cell transplant. I found it useful although need for a neutropenic diet is no longer seen as relevant according to the stem cell nurses at Nottingham. https://youtu.be/zIXcGBv7Ryc

Getting Mobilised

The next phase of my treatment is going to involve the use of Stem Cells. My own stem cells! Stem Cells are immature cells. Blood forming stem cells are found in the bone marrow, they are known as mononuclear cells and are continually growing into mature blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells or … Continue reading Getting Mobilised