So I'm STILL in the hospital. Luckily I am off the oxygen now and breathing fine and feeling good as well (no fevers). My respiratory problems are also improving daily. The plan as of now is to go in the bone marrow unit next Monday (the 18th) to start the preparatory radiation and chemo. This all depends on getting a clean bone marrow biopsy this week, which I am somewhat nervous about. I am very anxious to get the transplant process started. This is the last big hurdle and also the most critical point in my treatment. The doctors will decide tomorrow if they will let me go to the apartment for a while or if they would rather keep me here until I switch over to the bone marrow unit.
We would also like to thank everyone who helped with the very successful bone marrow drive yesterday. 95 people were added to the registry! A special thanks goes out to Kelly for organizing it all. Thank you also to those who registered - I can't tell you how important this is.