Day -6

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 standing up. I feel power in my legs.

Tomorrow I will be seeing the doctor, to tell him how I am feeling.

For now I continue getting two injections daily. If I don’t have anything noteworthy to tell you, I will not write an entry for the day. Hopefully I will have improvement to share.

Thanks for reading!

Day -8

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 many updates on procedures, I will just keep you updated on any progress that I feel.

Day -9

Day -9

Today I wrote about the entire procedure I am going through. Please click here to read about it. Just readjng the first paragraph will help you understand what is happening.

Today, I felt a difference in the spasticity (stretching on their own) of my legs. It was quite incredible. This allowed me to move with more ease. This is because the chemotherapy killed the T cells that cause inflammation.

I am really excited about this procedure. It has only been a few days, and I’m already feeling the effects.

 

 

Day -10. Chemotherapy II

Day -10. Chemotherapy II

I woke up this morning at 5 AM with hick ups. I could not go to back to sleep because the hick ups would not stop. Later in the day I found out that this is a side effect of the chemo therapy.

We arrived at the clinic at 8 AM, and the┬áchemotherapy lasted until 1 PM. It can get boring, but today I felt better than yesterday. The hick ups continue…

Day -11. Chemotherapy I

Day -11. Chemotherapy I

Today’s post will be short, as I am very tired.

In the morning I met with three doctors reviewing my results from blood draw, EKG, chest x-ray, and the meeting with the neurologist. Essentially the doctor in charge wanted to make sure that it was OK for the treatment to begin.

At 1 PM, we started chemotherapy. This lasted for 5 hours! I was sitting on a very comfortable recliner. Fortunately Colombia was playing an important soccer game and that kept us entertained. I really don’t have any side effects from the chemo therapy, except being tired after.

Tomorrow I have another 5 hours of chemotherapy at 8 AM.

The healing has begun!