June 22nd – Stimulation shots & Steroids – Day 7Posted: June 22, 2014
I woke up to my 500 ml steroid infusion at 9:30 am. Nurse gave me omerprazole to help coat my stomach. I take it twice a day – once before breakfast and once before dinner. It makes me think of Fred and another dear friend who also takes it. Neupogen subcutaneous injections are given at 11 pm and 3 am and then I go back to sleep once again. The stem cells should be overflowing soon and moving from my bone marrow into my bloodstream for easy collection. Tonight should be the 3rd night out of 4.
Dr. Fedorenko comes in to talk to us a few times a day, even on the weekends. Anastasia is here on her day off as well. We are well taken care of in every way. I asked for extra eggs and fresh fruit and got two eggs and a lovely fresh orange this morning.
We are planning a pizza party for this afternoon. Ok, I planned it, but others will go to scout out the location and bring it back for the less mobile of the group. I fell today, so I may not venture out too far today.
Unfortunately, the pizza place was closed. The 8 of us polished off a lovely bottle of vodka along with fresh strawberries, cherries, cookies, gluten free crackers and some peanut m & m’s.
Oops! Only 7 were at the party. Harry was missing & Marian and Robert are home, but planning to com back to help me get home!!!
I appreciate the donations that are still coming in every day! No donation is too small and non are too large.
I feel your love!