Tonight we make our first run down to Stanford. I have appointments all day tomorrow so we are going ahead of time. More appointments later in the week and then the real treatment begins a week from today. I will be at home for most of July and the first part of August and then in the hospital for late August and most of September if everything goes right.
I feel as though I am entering uncharted water. I don't really know what to expect other than it is going to be really hard and probably pretty ugly. I don't know how I am going to respond to each of the different phases of the treatment. Am I going to be more tired, more nauseated, more weak? No way to know without doing it. My plan is to keep doing what I have been doing. Take it day by day and be as grateful as I can for what I've got. I feel really lucky that I have an old friend Thomas who lives near the hospital that has opened his house to me and my care takers. That is going to be a huge help.
I am still feeling pretty good as of late. The pain in my hip/ leg has gone down quite a bit and I am getting around really well. In general physically I am feeling good. I am just feeling nervous about the whole BMT process. I just really hope that it produces results. Only time and effort will tell. I have plenty of energy left for the effort. I wish there was a way to speed up the time and just get it done.
That's all I've got for now. I'll check back in when I get a chance. Just know I am going to be pretty busy for the next two weeks.