I've had a really rough week, but my Christmas present this morning is that my white count is up, and my beautiful new stem cells are engrafting. We should see a big change over the next week, in the mucositis and everything else.
It's been a hard month, and to be very truthful, there were a couple of times when I wasn't sure I would see a new year. I'm sure those were the times your prayers and love were holding me up and getting me through.
I'm really tired of the hospital, but I'll probably be here for awhile longer. Although the recovery has begun, I have a long way to go. The staff here has been incredible; so kind and patient and helpful.
I am off to take a shower--not a bed bath--a real shower!