Today I graduated from the transplant program. Yeah! Everything continues to go well. All my counts continue to go up. I'm getting one more bag of platelets this morning to get me up over the magic 50 number which means I will also get my central line out today as well. It will be another few months of being very careful about getting exposed to infections so I'm not back to being completely normal in terms of immune system function. The chemo really blasts your bone marrow so even though I've gotten back my own stem cells my immune system is still fragile because of the damage done to my bone marrow bye the chemo. Looks like I'll be able to get back on the bike late nex week which will be really awesome.
The nurses were a bit concerned when I reported that my heart rate was 172 after my run yesterday. So maybe a little more caution on pushing the cardio engine is in order. Te other big freedom enabled is that I've been cleared to drive! That'll be huge.