Yesterday’s blood test came back with a white blood cell count of 4000, which means I’m no longer neutropenic. ???? Wow. That was fast! I was one of only two people of fifteen who grew out of neutropenia so fast.
Frankly, I was a little worried because my stem cell harvest was on the low end of what people had reported; one Aussie harvested two and a half times what I did. However, Dr. Priesca said the harvest amount seems to be unimportant, as long as you reach a million per kilogram, which I easily cleared.
So, now no more face masks are required when Gwen and I leave the apartment; although, I will still be wearing one on the plane ride home on Saturday, and when I’m in crowded places, like an airport.
Gwen is feeding me a lot of protein. I need to put on a good 10-20 lbs before I start looking healthy again. Steak for dinner and again for lunch today.
Pain levels have been about typical for me, or maybe a little improvement. They were better right after chemo. I’m optimistic that they will continue to improve.