Today is day 14, which means that exactly two weeks ago, I recieved my own cells back. Yesterday was the sign of engrafting, because my absolute neutophil count (or ANC) was over 500, which means that my body is excepting the cells I got back. Your ANC needs to be above 500 for three consecutive days before I am concerned fully engrrafted. THEN, here’s the best part, I will be outpatient until my next transplant, unless I get an infection (knock on wood). During my outpatient time, I will be going through some radiation treatment to kill off any remaining cancerous cells that are still in my body.
I have been busy the past couple days, painting my nails, shopping online, and slacking on my homework. I determined for the next two days to focus on my homework since I am meeting with my new teacher today, I want to show her that I want to work. I haven’t felt this good in a really long time. But I am just not exactly has “happy” as I used to be. I still might be still denying it to myself that I am sick. I just feel like I just lost all my independence, like I can’t even walk the hallways of the unit be my self. I want to go back to school and have that hour to myself where my parents aren’t home.
My “REAL” Birthday is 38 days :) there is a Duke Lax Game that day, it would be awesome to go and wear my awesome penny signed by the team! But I hoping my doctor will clear me for the food, because I wanna go to the melting pot for my dinner!