Wednesday, September 3, 2008

One-Year Post Transplant

It's not officially my re-birthday until September 7, but today I had my one-year check-up, and except for the many holes I had poked in my body, I'm doing very well. My counts are all normal. My doctor, who's as buttoned-up and professional as they come, actually gave me a hug. I'd have preferred a deep tissue massage, but I settled for what I hope is my final bone marrow biospy, #14.

In addition to the lab extracting 16 vials of blood, I was given 3 immunizations. I ache all over, but I intend to go outside and garden anyway, because the doctor says I CAN!!!

I will report the results of the biopsy here in 10 days or so. In the meantime, come see me over at Word in the Woods


Jim said...

No more BMBs! 14 is plenty. Enjoy your one-year pass, PJ!

Ronni Gordon said...

I like the image of your doctor giving you a hug. Keep up the good work and enjoy the digging!