Going home: day +12

Today is Sunday, November 23, 2014. After spending 20 days in the hospital for a stem cell transplant where I received my own stem cells, I am finally going to go home. It has been a battle that has included boredom, pain, boredom, joy, learning, boredom, and so many other aspects.

When the doctors walked in this morning, I pulled out my monopoly get out of jail free card. Okay, so maybe I don’t have an actual get out of jail free card on me, but I told them I wanted to cash mine in. They chuckled and said I get to go home today. Music to my ears. Here is a picture of the medical staff taking a selfie with me this morning.


I have exceeded all expectations so far. My blood counts are returning to normal. Well, maybe not normal, but they are mending quickly. I received platelets this morning. I’ve received blood products almost every day since day +2.

I will put together a video in the next day or two showing the last few days of my time here at the hospital. Most of it was spent laying in the bed. I felt terrible. The chemo does many mean things to the human body. There wasn’t much to show on video. Honestly, I didn’t feel good enough to make any videos.

If you are following me on wordpress.com, be sure to visit my webpage at http://www.kraftsims.com to get links to my Flickr page and a link to my YouTube channel. I’ve documented much of my chemotherapy and stem cell transplant on video.

Today is a special day for me. I am feeling many emotions of gratitude and happiness just at the thought of going home. This has been a difficult battle, one that is worth it. But I don’t know that I would do it again.

About Robert I Baxter

Greatest Commandment is #1. Follower of Jesus, husband, father, RN, love photography, cancer survivor of Burkitt's twice (2008 & 2014). Stem Cell transplant November 2014. Work in a neonatal ICU.
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2 Responses to Going home: day +12

  1. RonBoLoh@aol.com says:

    Good news!!! Hoping that things will continue to exceed your expectations on the good side. I’ll keep praying for that. Ronald ============================================================================ =


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