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Published 24 July 2016

A Rough Night (Day -10)

I was up three times getting sick, which was apparently more than anyone else in Group 1, but four of five of us got sick to some degree. One of the big problems was that I couldn’t keep any oral medication down.

I’m back in the chemo chair again now (day -10), but the nurse started me off with a bottle of saline for rehydration, and she included additional medication that neutralized most of the queasiness almost instantly. Ahh. Earlier, I felt like I might if I had drunk a whole bottle of tequila last night.

Five or six more hours to go, then I’ll have a week off from the cyclophosphamide. We’re supposed to feel better this weekend I’ll give myself a break from my strict, anti-inflammatory diet, but for the next few weeks, everything I eat needs to be either pasteurized or thoroughly cooked.

Important Timeframes

  • My Stem Cell Transplant Date: June 5th, 2016
  • Treatment duration: 4 weeks
  • Typical onset of disability reversal: +9 months
  • Typical complete recovery from procedure: +1 to +2 years
  • Typical maximum reversal of disability: +2 years


I am not a doctor. I am a scientist (engineer) who has had MS since March 2013.

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