Last day in Mexico!

Last day in Mexico!

Woke up at 4 AM with a vision: "There was a man building a Sandcastle right by the waves during low tide. Even though the castle was beautiful, every time the tide started shifting  it would destroy the castle." The same way was with my body. My body was trying to...

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Day +6

Since my last post, I have been in neutropenia. Neutropenia starts when the white blood count is below 4000. During neutropenia I have to stay locked up in the apartment, being very careful what I am exposed to. My body's defenses are extremely low. The only time I...

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Transplant and Neutropenia

Yesterday was transplant day. I woke up extremely excited. It was like when I was a little boy and I would wake up on Christmas morning and the tree was full of presents. Life is bringing me a new gift. The gift of a brand-new immune system, and newly born stem cells...

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Day -2. Cell Extraction

Today was the longest day of the treatment. The day started going to the hospital for a 3 hour session of extracting stem cells from my body. 90 million stem cells were the required amount to not have to repeat the process. Thankfully they extracted 360 million stem...

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Day -3

Today was the beginning of four intense days that are going to bring me back my health. Today I had surgery at the hospital to insert a catheter in my chest. They gave me something to get sleepy and fall asleep while they did the procedure. Through this catheter they...

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Day -6

Today was a good day. I have been walking around with a walker all day. Also, for about five minutes I walked with a cane only. I am feeling better, and the spasticity on my legs is also feeling better. A huge difference I am feeling is when I go from sitting down to...

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Day -8

Today I woke up with my spasticity back. I spoke to the doctor and he told me that this process of recovery is with a lot of ups and downs. I've been getting my shots every 12 hours, and it has made me very tired all day. This next few days there aren't going to be...

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Who is Carlos?

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called MS (multiple sclerosis). I am in Mexico getting an HSCT treatment to reverse the condition and restore my health.

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