Nov 27, 2003 - 1:47 am
I am just two weaks after last line of chemiotherapy and they want to make HDC and auto SCT as soon as my WBC will grow i.e. in the beginnig of next week probably (now it starts to go down slightly). Unfortunatelly tumour is located on Th11-Th12 of spinal column and it is what they call early relapse.
Is it very strong to go through CVB? As I know they usually apply some kind of BEAM HDT before autologous SCT, but in my case - I was resistant to this type (I got slight version - dexaBEAM - without results). Did anyone had CBV instead? Unfortunatelly, I also have not much material for transplantation and it was taken from bone marrow, not blood - just 2 400 000 of CD34+ (stem cells) per kilogram. Doctors says that I would stay at hospital not less than 2 months (there are not many cells and they are young - taken during "harvest operation" from bone).
Is it possible to work on lap top for instance or one's too tired to do anything? How long the worst effects lasts?
Waiting for information from you.
Witek, 29, Poland, Cracovia