First, thanks for checking in on me and all the encouraging messages. They give me a little boost when I'm feeling crappy.
Boy what a difference Day +10 makes! Counts:
What have I been up to? Sleeping and having very miserable mouth and throat sores. The sores make it hard to eat, drink, and even speak so the best thing to do is to just sleep through it. Luckily I have this super comfy armchair recliner in my room that is perfect for napping. I must make my parents get one like it at home. I did tell myself that I wasn't going to sleep in armchairs this transplant, that I would make an effort to get in bed when I was tired, but this armchair is fabulous and I don't like hanging out in bed all day, I think it's better to get up and save the bed for night time. Good news is that I've been able to keep eating. I'm not eating much, mostly these milkshakes that my mom adds protein powder to. No, I am not trying to pursue my dream of being a professional weightlifter, the nutritionist has been driving home how important protein is during transplant and recommended it. I think my brother was pretty impressed.
Right now I'm still in the hospital because of the mouth sores. I'm still having a lot of pain so I'm hooked up to a pain medication pump, and because I was having so much trouble swallowing all of my meds were switched over to IV form rather than pills. I have to be off the pump and on the pills before I can go home. Probably a few more days still.
Yesterday the rest of my hair started falling out. Hair falls out 2-3 weeks after chemo usully, so this is right on time. I've been wearing my hair up in a ponytail to cover up how thin it is but this actually got really gross when the hair started falling out because all the dead hairs stayed in in the ponytail part and made a huge gross knotty nest of dead hair. It was really gross. So I had my mom bring some scissors in and I just cut off the bulk of my hair in one big chunk, then my mom helped trim up the rest so that it's as short and close to my head as we could get. Now I really look like a cancer patient. And I thought that there were no more surprises for me in being bald, but there was one left! I have a new mole freckle thing on my head and I don't like it! It is going to totally ruin the bald look. I'm going to have to look into bleaching creams or removal or something.