I truly hope your New Year is off to a great start … in spite of the weather that we are all suffering through these past few days. Today’s blog is going to be kinda short and one-dimensional but I hope to be back in full-swing next week (whatever full-swing might mean). So here we go …
My stem cell transplant procedure took place at Loyola University Hospital starting on 12/24/13 and was completed at about 11:30 on the morning of 12/25. An interesting Christmas present to be sure. I had no unusual complications and all the side effects from the previous chemotherapy and irradiation treatments were as expected.
I was released from the hospital three days ahead of the preliminary schedule they had given me and am now home where mostly I sleep and try to focus on whatever it is I am working on at the moment … much more difficult than you might think, although I am told that I will get better by the day as we go forward. I certainly hope so.
Most importantly, I am cancer-free and should fully recover to normalcy sometime over the next several months. I have a couple of weeks of quarantine, get visits from a nurse every other day and go back into the cancer clinic every seven days for check-ups, but it looks like all is going to be okay. An interesting six-month journey to be sure. I have learned much, developed a few new perspectives and come to appreciate my true friends in a way not possible without having gone through this experience.
That’s it!!! Love ya … Lyle
Have A Great Week, Everyone!