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Hi Team! I Will Be Having My Stem Cell Collection This Wednesday And Will Be Receiving Them Back On August 4th.

Hi Team! I Will Be Having My Stem Cell Collection This Wednesday And Will Be Receiving Them Back On August 4th.

If anyone has been through a transplant I would appreciate any advice, tips and encouraging words. Humanly I feel so weak to do this but spiritually I know God will get me through each day. May God bless you all as we journey together. ๐Ÿ’•

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had a lot of pain with the meds given for collection. Claritin and Oxycodone helped a little. Stay awake during the Melphalan infusion and eat ice to prevent mouth sores. Walk as much as possible to help keep your strength. Drink as much fluids as you can even if you can't eat. Take comfortable clothes. Shower and dress every day. Remember God is right there with you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž

posted 6 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

The Great Physician will carry you. The first week after chemo you should be feeling OK. The second week your hair will come out (had my head shaved to GI Jane length before I was admitted to the hospital) and you will begin to feel punk. I was not eating or drinking enough at discharge and felt really sick at home. I then got home care and they gave me IV fluid at home. My advice would be to get home care for awhile to be sure you are well hydrated. Bring books to read/puzzles/word search to help pass the time. You will want to nap when you can as the staff wakes you up at night! I remember being frightened of the strong chemo. Thought I would be nauseated, but I wasn't. Prayers are with you for all good things and for eventually remission.

posted 6 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Nana10, Thank-you for the information. You will be in my prayers ๐Ÿ™ for a successful SCT and a Deep and Long Remission. Relax and Stay Positive! God is with you. He is in Control? Have a good night! Love, Marcia ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป

posted 6 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had a transplant one year ago. I was very scared of it but it was not nearly as bad as I imagined. When they harvest your stem cells youโ€™re in a nice warm bed and it doesnโ€™t hurt. And I didnโ€™t get that sick! They gave me an anti nausea medicine every day, I think it was called Ktrol or something like that. Took care of the nausea. I never felt as bad as when you have the stomach flu. I was tired, and dizzy from dehydration, but I could walk into the clinic on my own every day. And-unlimited milk shakes! Canโ€™t argue with that!
Good luck to you!

posted 6 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

prayer for you

posted 6 months ago
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