June 24th- Stem Cell Collection – Day 9

Home Sweet Home for the remaining 26 days!

Home Sweet Home for the remaining 26 days!

getting ready for a few hours of quiet time.

getting ready for a few hours of quiet time.

 

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All sealed and ready to be opened!

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The whole kit is ready to be assembled.

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This is the machine that will filter my stem cells from my blood. The blood will get filtered back through my body a few times. The plasma gets replaced and the stem cells are cryogenically frozen. Go USA!

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Dr. Fedorenko sets everything up and checks on us a few times during the procedure.

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I’m ready to get started : )

Occupying myself by seeing whose birthday is approaching on facebook!

Occupying myself by seeing whose birthday is approaching on facebook!

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The Stem Cell Filtering Machine is made by Haemonetics MCS in Braintree Massachussets : ) Plasma in the front and the stem cells on the right.

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Nurse showing me how full my bag looks….

Alas, it was not quite enough.  I needed 2 million/kg of body weight and I only got 1.3/ kg of body weight.

Alas, it was not quite enough. I needed 2 million/kg of body weight and I only got 1.3 million/kg of body weight.

 

One more day of harvesting my stem cells.  However, Andrea and Stevie have made it through in one day!!!
Way to go!  Hope I’ll only need one more day!

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13 Comments on “June 24th- Stem Cell Collection – Day 9”

  1. visit now says:

    This blog post was very helpful to me. I’m sure others will find it useful as well.

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  2. Leslie says:

    Stay strong! Looks like you’ve got a wonderful new set of friends. New friends to remain in touch with for many/many/many years to come.

    I love reading your daily blogs!

    Leslie

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  3. msedita22 says:

    Nancy, this is an awesome tutorial.
    Doing the happy dance for this is moving along so nicely….

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  4. Karen says:

    New Lives for you wonderful brave folks in Russia!

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  5. Joan Rhoades says:

    ironic…you have to go to Russia to have them use a machine made in Massachusetts…ANYWAY…you are on your way!!!! And then when you get home and are recovering at the beach you will be partying with VODKA!!!! ❤

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  6. goodbyeMS says:

    Great job Nancy! You are getting through one of the tougher points in treatment so seeing your smile is a sign of your determination to beat this disease 🙂

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  7. goodbyeMS says:

    Great job Nancy! You are getting through one of the tougher points in treatment so seeing your smile is a sign of your determination to beat this disease 🙂

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  8. Barbara Gewirtz says:

    Reminds me of Les Mis:

    “One day more, Another day, Another destiny….”
    “The time is now! The day is here! One day more!”

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