It’s Day + 14, I’m home, I’m happy and everyday I get a little bit stronger. The exhaustion continues to surprise me. I am not used to sitting around. I like to be in the action. But once I try, the need to sit down wins. I have not left the house since coming home. Mixup with my stomach meds had me in a lot of pain late last week, but that too seems to be better and little by little I am eating more flavorful foods.
Funny, I didn’t need a wheelchair before HSCT (although I did cave and use one at the museum) but I got an inexpensive travel wheelchair for the next couple of weeks. It is a far walk to have blood taken or to get up to the doctors office. So I plan on retiring that once I can walk a neighborhood lap. I personally blame a lot of this on my steroid heart. My resting heart beat was so fast that the smallest action made it just race on. Now that I am quickly approaching a week off of them, it is calming down.
So all good news to report. I plan on staying isolated for a while longer. Hopefully these blood results will be good. We should know in a few days!