T Minus 5 Days Til' Transplant



11/21/13 - Yesterday I had my triple lumen installed. It was a very quick procedure that left me with 3 tubes sticking out of my right shoulder. After a few hours I already forgot it was there. This should go a long way in saving my veins while I am in the hospital.
Speaking of the hospital, I get admitted today. I just have to wait for the hospital to contact me that they have a bed available for me. I will start chemo today when I get to the hospital
In a strange kind of way my biggest concern is keeping myself from being bored for the time (about a month) I am in the hospital. I am very confident that all the medical stuff will go great with the wonderful team of doctors I have. To keep myself occupied I will bring a computer and ipad and I am still debating with myself on if I should bring my travel guitar with me. I do remember from when I went through chemo last time (in 2008) that playing the guitar kept my fingers from experiencing neuropathy. This may be a medical study I need to pursue in the future.  
Similar to last time, I have been asked to bring workout cloths. Keeping me active during my stay in the hospital is considered a critical part of getting me on the path to good health.
So I guess my new journey really starts today. I am feeling very positive and exciting that this will lead me to getting my life back.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
More to come…

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