Day Zero – stem cell transplant
Today marks a very important day in my life.
I have my brand new immune system installed today, in the hopes it will rescue my body from failing and gift me with a deep remission of both blood cancers, and a better quality of life.
Can’t say I’m looking forward to it, it has been a long time coming. The hardest part is yet to come. I’m going to be very sick (apparently) for a while after, but I’m getting the best of care here at Peter Mac.
What i’m looking forward to most is the sense of adventure I have lately, wanting to continue doing things i’ve never done before, enjoying my (shortened) life more – working less, laughing loudly. Staring out into the horizon, all that cliche shit.
I’m about to be wheeled off to the Peter Mac ICU, as having two blood cancers gives them cause to have me under better monitoring for a period of time.
See you on the other side!