Great news today, I am showing the first signs of the new cells grafting. My neutrophil count is above zero for the first time since the transplant. I'm afraid I misled you the other day when I said this had happened, it was just my general white blood count which had gone up, which was good news but not as significant as this. As they do not expect engraftment for at least 10 days after transplant, and often much later, this is a very good sign as I am just at the 10th day.
Also, my stomach is behaving much better which is a big relief. Now, just to sort out that tiredness.
I saw Dave and Tania today and slept for much of their visit! I tried a Burger King milkshake as an alternative to the Mac one today as they had to come from Euston Station rather than the usual Warren Street and you can guess which fast food outlet can be found at each station. Either does the trick and I happily drink about half a litre of liquid in a short time, which I would really struggle to do if it was water.
I have received so many supportive comments, emails and cards from so many of you. Thank you, I cannot overstate how much I appreciate them. I want to make a special mention of the congregation at my Church, St John's, which is particularly in my mind today being a Sunday (and the second Sunday in Advent). Your support and prayers mean a lot to me and I believe are helping my progress.
God bless and good night.
Oops, I nearly forgot to say, good luck Corina in your clarinet exam tomorrow. I'll be thinking about you at 3pm.xxx