On Tuesday, my blood test was very good, I had six more immunization shots (three in each arm - Ouch!), a monthly pentamidine treatment, and a BMT doctor visit.
There were four nurses in the little area with me, all six needles were laid out on a tray, two more nurses walked in and then another nurse stuck her head in the room and said, "What? Does it take six nurses to give this patient a shot?" Ha! Ha! No. It only takes one nurse to give me a shot, the other five nurses are there just to hold me down. ;-)
Graft verses Host Disease (GVHD) update; Skin - Warm feeling at times, a red spot or two sometimes Stomach - Sore occasionally, very noisy and active digestion Skeletal - Swelling around tendons in hands and wrists, hurts a little when making a fist or stretching fingers outward, soreness along back bones. A little GVHD is a good thing. It means there is a higher chance of graft verses leukemia and a lower chance of relapse. It hasn't slowed me down very much. I'm trying to get a job and get off disability.
Doctor said to stretch and increase exercising efforts. Not tapering immunosuppressant drug (Prograf®) at this time due to continued GVHD symptoms Hope you are having a great day! God is good! Thank you to Mary for making business cards for our Relay For Life team: For the Love of Pete