Amy received the new stem cells between 1 and 2 o'clock this afternoon. The only initial reaction she had was her left cheek became red and hot which has since gone away. This may have been from preservatives that were added to the donor's cells. She is very tired, but still managed to walk a mile on the treadmill.
The nurse informed us that Amy's donor is male and from Wisconsin....let the cheese jokes begin! Now Amy's blood type will switch from her O+ to the donor's A+. Amy will have two DNAs.... her marrow and blood will be the donor's and the rest of her body's DNA will be her own. This birthday has been unusual, but Amy has received many cards and gifts which she really enjoyed. A big "Thank You" to all who sent birthday wishes... through the blog or mail.