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How Do You Feel After Stem Cell Collection?

How Do You Feel After Stem Cell Collection?

I will have the central line placed tomorrow and the collection, apheresis, 6/15 16. My question is, how do you feel over the next week following the collection?

Thanks,

Howard

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

My husband had no noticeable symptoms

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had low affects all up until they gave me high dose chemo-melphalan . Couple days after that, I didn’t feel well. BUT, I’m 6 months past and feeling well. Just know it will pass and it’s all for short term pain for long term gain!! I wish you the best!!❤️….keep in mind some people are fine as there are a lot of meds to help with side affects. I have a weak stomach for meds..

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had a lot of bone pain with the shots. They wouldn't let me take Tylenol. I took Oxycodone and Claritin. The Mozibil gave me nausea and gas. I felt bloated for a few days afterwards. I got enough for two transplants in 2 days. Thank the Lord. Lots of people on here don't have any symptoms at all. I hope you are one of them👍💕🙏😉

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I really don't recall any side effects.
I was probably too tired to notice.
had to get up pre dawn to do prep work and I think my wife was still administering my shots. Appointment was for 8 I believe. 45 min to get there,park and walk in. 8 hrs+ for procedure then had to wait for results before I could leave. Up around 6 and not home till after dinner time. I was lucky enough to have to repeat the next day.lol
Getting use to the tubes hanging off my chest was something else.
I was worried about rolling around while sleeping. Ace bandage wasn't comfortable so I tried a t shirt. That worked for me.

edited, originally posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I think it varies from person to person. I got enough in one go. I guess the anxiousness to get better, numbed any pains if there was any. So, for me it was smooth sailing and pain-free. I was exhausted after the procedure. The maintenance of the tubes in my chest was the biggest nuisance. The transplant process was something different. I did not enjoy the process. Please focus on the possible benefits, that may help you. Best wishes through the process and I pray for a successful outcome.

posted 2 months ago
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