2016 is going to be a great year !!!
Well here's the update as promised.
Transplant went well on the 6th January with no side effects apart from the hot flushes I have been experiencing for the first time in my life ! I have been told this is due to the cyclosporine (an anti rejection drug) which I am taking.
Since the transplant I have been looked after on the day unit in Bart's which is only a two minute walk from the hospital hostel, which I am staying in. The accommodation is comfortable with your own en suite, television and tea and coffee provided. The hostel has it's own day room attached to the kitchen, where you can make your own meals. Make sure you clean up afterwards or you'll have the housekeeper after you !!!
The rooms are cleaned each day and the staff are great !
One thing have experience so far that never happened before is that I cannot get the donor out of my head. By that I mean her thoughts and feelings as she knew that I was being infused with her cells 24 hours after giving them.
That reminds me that even though the donor and receipetent information remains confidential, I have been advised that after one year you can communicate via a card or letter either way, this is done via Anthony Nolan International. After two years you can meet up providing both parties agree .
That's me for a couple of days when I'll update again.