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Leslie Hansen
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Day +146 (9/3/2016)
It's been too long since my last post.  My computer shot craps, and it's so hard to type all I want to type from my phone, so I waited.  Sorry for the delay. Boy do I have some interesting things to talk about.  On August 17, 2016, I went to the Swedish Med...

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Day +120 (July 30, 2016)
Yesterday I went for my 3 month post HSCT check up with my local neurologist, Dr. Kosa, to discuss my MRI that I had 2 days earlier. The last few weeks have been a little troublesome for me as some of my old symptoms have crept back in and sometimes even ap...

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Day +100 (July 20, 2016)
It's been quite a while since my last post, but truthfully, it has been fairly uneventful. Frequent posts would have been quite boring for everyone.  :-) Today is Day +100 since my stem cell transplant.  Fortunately for me, I have tolerated it fairly well w...

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Day +30 (May 10) ... 1 month since transplant
Well, it's been 30 days since my HSCT stemmie birthday.  Overall, I'm feeling pretty good.  The positives for me so far are as follows: Vision is much better .  About 2 weeks before HSCT procedure, I was quickly losing my vision again .  I went to the neuro...

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Day +11 (Apr 21)
Scott & I after placing our pin in the HSCT world map.  We're Done!! Yesterday (Day 10) - part of the group went through the final stage of the transplant.  We received our Rituximab (Rituxan) IV.  Clinica Ruiz uses Rituximab as a booster to the chemo previ...

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Day +5 (Apr 15)
Not a ton to report.  I did have an issue with my blood pressure on day +1.  That whole day I felt off, and Scott decided to check my blood pressure, which was too low. Throughout the day, it just kept dropping.  He ended up calling the doctor when it hit 9...

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Day 0 - (4/10) My New Birthday
Today is my new birthday.  My stem cell transplant happened today around 2:00 to 2:30. My total stem cell count was 151 Million (46 from round 1 and 105 from round 2).  They wanted me to have at least 75 million, so I way exceeded that number.  I feel reall...

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Day -1 (Apr 9)
It's been a few tough days.  I haven't updated, but will try to catch you up now. April 5, 2016 - I was taken to Puebla Hospital in order to have the catheter (PIC Line) surgery. Afterwards, I went through a short recovery and then taken back to the apartme...

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Day -5 (Apr 4) Update
I haven't updated the blog for the past few days really because there wasn't much to update. We have been receiving our Filgrastim shots twice per day to stimulate stem cell production. I've been waking up with some pretty intense headaches and seem to have...

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Day -9 (Mar 31) - Filgrastim injections start
Not too much to report for today.  Over the next several days, I will be receiving injections of Filgrastim which stimulates the production of stem cells in my bone marrow. I feel a bit nauseous and have been battling a pretty good headache but all is good ...
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