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.