Transplant +1: Ugly baby

Transplant day went off smoothly. It was all complete by 1457, and I’ve been resting since. As the photo shows, unlike 50+ years ago, this time I’m a really ugly baby.

Ugly baby
Mid way through the stem cell transplant. I’m an ugly baby!

I had a good night’s sleep but have woken up to a bit of a grumbly tummy. Probably due to lack of food more than anything else, as chemo tends to put me off eating.

Thank you to everyone who has been sending me messages of support through the comments and in other ways. I’m somewhat overwhelmed by it if I’m honest, and I apologise if I haven’t responded. I have read every single message. Thank you.

The next couple of days shouldn’t be too difficult. However, day +4 to about +10 are likely to be tougher. But I feel as safe and prepared as I can be.


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    • tim

      Ha! One of the late effects of Melaphalan will be to make all that hair fall out over the next week, including the eyebrows. But, they will eventually grow back stronger and more ‘luxurious’ than ever!

  1. Dawn Lee

    Not ugly at all Tim you are rocking that crew cut look and the eyebrows are bang on trend. I’m glad things are going well. I love reading your blogs and especially the daily updates this week when the medical stuff has been peppered with your wonderful wit. I hope things continue to go well and I look forward to reading the next instalment. Glad to see Eeyore is keeping an eye on you Tim. Wishing you all the best for the coming days.x

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