They harvested more stem cells this morning. The nurse called this afternoon to say that they now have enough, so I won't have to go in again for that tomorrow. I know that the ideal number they wanted was between 4 and 6 million, and they got over 3 million over the past 2 days. My doctor said that they would go ahead with anything over 2 million. The kind of cancer I have won't respond to the same treatment if I should get it again, so I guess they aren't worried about getting enough to store for future use.
I have a MUGA scan scheduled for Thursday (heart scan), and the doctor mentioned some other procedures I'll need before I go back into the hospital for the deep chemo and return of my stem cells, but didn't tell me specifically what those are.
I'm still not sure of the date I'll go into the hospital again, but I suspect it will be the week of August 30th unless the tests show something to keep that from happening.
With all this going on, I haven't seen much of my grandchildren lately, and I miss all of them. My Houston-area grands are back in school this week. This has been the first summer since Caelen was 3 or 4 years old that none of them stayed with us during the summer. I'm so thankful for the week we spent in Rockport with all of them in April!
Ron is going for a sleep study tonight. He snores badly, and sometimes has sleep apnea, which scares me because he stops breathing for a few seconds, then gasps for breath. He also jerks his legs a lot when he's asleep. It keeps him from getting sound sleep (me, too), so I hope they will be able to do something to help him.
Meanwhile, life goes on. The pool needs to be cleaned, the animals fed and loved, the laundry done, the dishes washed, etc. etc. etc.
"Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love."
Saint Therese of Lisieux.