My husband got CDE chemo on October 21 and started Neupogen shots on October 26. His stem cell harvesting was started on November 01. He has NOT been given a catheter. His collection is being done using peripheral veins. The aim was to collect 12 million cells in 4 collections, but he has yielded only 6.5 million cells in the first three days of collection. We are not expecting a miraculous harvest today
He has been told to come for harvesting on day 5 (November 07) also. The… read more
A friend of mine had too go twice and barely gave them enough stem cells and they were ready too keep on harvesting. I was lucky that I gave them more than enough cells the first session.
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?
I hope you do great with harvesting JD🙏💕
What do you have to share about your experiences with the Stem Cell Harvesting process.
-How long do they take to harvest the stem cells?
- What are the side effects of the medications to enable stem cell harvesting?
- Are there any issues or effects on your body during and soon after stem cell harvest?
- Hoe long does your body feel the impact and time to replenish stem cells?
-Any other input?
They whole SCT is not fun but doable. Stay positive, hydrated and be easy on yourself.
I had my SCT in May of 2021. They do harvest the stem cells from a temporary catheter in your neck vein (not artery).It took 3 days to get enough for me. You stay close to the hospital for that . Then… read more
we went to a consultation yesterday on stem cell transplant and we need more information on the procedure
I hope everyone is well. I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with ASCT. Specifically, did anyone do the stem cell transplant experience without a caregiver in the hospital with them?
I guess the Chihuahua takes precedence😄