So since Monday my white blood count has risen to 2.5. My platelets are also increasing daily without transfusions which means I am making my own platelets! The throat and mouth sores are still here. I'm still at the point where everything I try to eat makes me cry after a few bites (even ice cream). However, I've been told that I will feel like a new person very soon.
To add some excitement to our day yesterday I had a little accident: I fell out of the shower and hit my head on the toilet. Don't worry, I'm fine - you now have permission to laugh and make fun of me. Dr. Chao told me this morning he was going to get me a football helmet. They did do a CT Scan of my head just in case, but it was fine. I find it interesting that the showers in a hospital are extremely slippery.
The big news of the day is that Dr. Chao said he was hoping to discharge me on Monday or Tuesday. So if everything goes smoothly I could be out of here much sooner than we expected - obviously we're very excited. Mom is working on all the things that need to be done before I come home to the apartment. The carpets and couch have to be professionally cleaned, the duct work needs cleaned, etc. We have to be very careful over the next 6 months or so because of the immunosuppressents I will be on.