Week 18 – Thurs 4th – Day one post transplant

I was unsure how today would pan out post transplant but as it has turned out everything has gone very well.  I have not had any major complications or reactions but have felt tired and lacking some energy.

As for my donor brother he tells me things have gone well with just a little tiredness and no major reactions.

So for me it was a quiet day in hospital getting used to my new routine of exercise (4 sessions a day of around 20 mins each on the treadmill) and reading, listening to podcasts and the radio and sleeping.  This will go on for weeks so I need to manage a good routine.

However I jumped the gun this morning by launching onto the treadmill by 7.00am only to be reminded by a near neighbour that the house rules state 7.30am is the earliest start.  I apologised profusely and headed back to my room for half an hour.

Today’s line up of drugs included the cylosporin immuno-supressant and a dose of the Methotrexate (MTX) chemotherapy which is used to help manage the graft vs host disease. The MTX works by impacting on the activated T cells from my donor, reducing proliferation and induces tolerance following the transplant.

So for now it is managing eating, sleeping and the mental challenge of knowing a freight train is coming my way but it is a few days off!

I will keep you posted.

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Claire keeps me amused with a few stories!

9 thoughts on “Week 18 – Thurs 4th – Day one post transplant

  1. Sounds like things are progressing as hoped. Sophie has had both Cylosporum and Methotrexate and is still on the latter. It causes less nausea and other reactions. Stay well and we send our love as always
    Kate xx

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  2. So glad there has been no major hiccups and early days are smooth!

    Thought I would update you on the Bellarine ferry as Phoebe and Ihad a trip yesterday. 240 people boarded at Portarlington and 380 on the way home. It was a great trip, very smooth and enjoyable. Can’t wait for you guys to hop on it and have lunch with us over here. Keep up the great work you guys. Special mention to the amazing girls J and C xx

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  3. If you want to read thrillerbooks, you should try Jussi Adler-Olsen. His last one is named
    the Washington decree. All his books are very good.
    Here it is snowing and snowing. Only tonight it came 50cm!!’
    Keep on.
    Birgitta in Italy alps

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  4. If you want to read thrillerbooks, you should try Jussi Adler-Olsen. His last one is named
    the Washington decree. All his books are very good.
    Here it is snowing and snowing. Only tonight it came 50cm!!’
    Keep on.
    Birgitta in Italy alps

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  5. Great news for both Tony and yourself. Don’t jump that treadmill dead line!
    We hope for more positive news. (bloody hot in Echuca at the moment)
    Keep well with think of you every day.
    Roger

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  6. Of course you were on the treadmill out of hours… lol !
    Always one step ahead of the rest Geoff , literally.
    You are doing a fine job chasing tomorrow.
    Love Fe and crew in warm Wagga Wagga x

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  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us all updated Geoff. The photos are my favourite part! You are all such am amazing family and i’m so thankful you have one another to get through such an intense journey. Always in my thoughts, Kate x

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