I know many of you were praying for me over the past few days, and rooting for me, and sent me lots of messages. I was feeling horrible and was not able to get back to any of you. I’m sorry.
Starting on Chemo Day 2, I suffered severe nausea and vomitting. This continued for all the Chemo Days and Radiation Day. Then on Day 0, when they infused the donor stem cells inside of me, I couldn’t breathe, I heated up, had severe nausea, diarrhea and vomitting, all at once. It was the toughest couple of days in my life. They gave me a steroid to control my uncontrollable vomitting and that seems to have helped some.
Today, I woke up feeling a little bit better than my previous few days. I don’t know how long this will last so I’m taking this opportunity to give an update.
They tell me I got sick from the chemo and radiation earlier, and much more acutely compared to other patients. Just my luck. My stem cells arrived on the 23rd but they were not infused until the 24th, beginning at about 11:00am. I literally thought I was going to die because I began to heat up and couldn’t breathe.
They tell me I will continue to feel like crap for a couple more weeks, when my blood counts drop and then rebound again. Once they are rebounding, I should feel better, but they told me they have no idea when this will be as everyone’s body reacts differently.
I really wanted to stop fighting. I really did. I have only been here under a week and I was already going out of my mind, scheming to get out of here. Please pray that the next couple of weeks will not be too bad and that it will past quickly. I know there will be bumps in the road, but please pray for me that I can handle them. Thank you.