Auto Stem Cell Transplant Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow morning in go in for my Auto stem cell transplant to treat my B Cell Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Any words of advice or experience wit this procedure would be greatly appreciated.
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  • forme
    forme Member Posts: 1,161 Member
    Positive thoughts
    Hi Coachmike

    I have not had a SCT. But I do want to wish you the very best tomorrow. Hope that all will go smoothly for you and that your recovery is as easy as can be.

    I am sure that someone who has had the SCT will respond shortly.

    keep us posted through your process.

    All best wishes as you start your new journey.
    Lisha
  • diazr1
    diazr1 Member Posts: 101
    If you are going to be at
    If you are going to be at City of Hope let me know your room number and I will try to stop by and talk to you if you would like . I have done 2
  • coachmike
    coachmike Member Posts: 155
    diazr1 said:

    If you are going to be at
    If you are going to be at City of Hope let me know your room number and I will try to stop by and talk to you if you would like . I have done 2

    im receiving treatment at
    im receiving treatment at MCV in richmond va
  • roimer72
    roimer72 Member Posts: 3
    Wish you the best
    Hi Coachmike,

    I had Allogenetic Stem Cell transplant last year, and what helped me the most during this time was to keep my mind positive and welcome friends and family, they are the best to keep you going, if you believe in God on any other positive source keep it close this is what helped me the most.
    I wish you the best and thank God and technology to have this new procedures to save our lives.
    Rosy
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    roimer72 said:

    Wish you the best
    Hi Coachmike,

    I had Allogenetic Stem Cell transplant last year, and what helped me the most during this time was to keep my mind positive and welcome friends and family, they are the best to keep you going, if you believe in God on any other positive source keep it close this is what helped me the most.
    I wish you the best and thank God and technology to have this new procedures to save our lives.
    Rosy

    Good luck...
    Hi Mike
    Haven't had it done, but wanted to wish you a good day tomorrow. Will keep you in my prayers. Come back when your up to it and let us know how it goes. Keep the faith and stay as positive as possible. Best wishes...Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    Good luck
    Hi Mike :).

    I don't have experience with this procedure but wanted to send
    warm hugs and positive thoughts to you. Please keep us posted
    and you know we're here.

    Hang in there and this will be over in no time!

    Jim
  • diazr1
    diazr1 Member Posts: 101
    coachmike said:

    im receiving treatment at
    im receiving treatment at MCV in richmond va

    CoachMike try to eat your
    CoachMike try to eat your meals, if you cant then drink meal replacements like Ensure. Do you walks the best you can , Stay positive like others say welcome your friends and family
  • coachmike
    coachmike Member Posts: 155
    jimwins said:

    Good luck
    Hi Mike :).

    I don't have experience with this procedure but wanted to send
    warm hugs and positive thoughts to you. Please keep us posted
    and you know we're here.

    Hang in there and this will be over in no time!

    Jim

    Im all checked in and start
    Im all checked in and start the first dose of chemo in couple hours...little nervous but more in a mindframe of ready to get this started so I can get it done. Praying that everything goes smoothly. Thank you all for your prayers
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    coachmike said:

    Im all checked in and start
    Im all checked in and start the first dose of chemo in couple hours...little nervous but more in a mindframe of ready to get this started so I can get it done. Praying that everything goes smoothly. Thank you all for your prayers

    Prayers for you!
    Hey Mike,
    Well...now comes the fun stuff..NOT! I'm glad you've got your mind set to just wanting to get this done and behind you...what else can you do!? It's natural to be nervous, and I'd think something worse was wrong with you if you had said different..ha! I am praying for you today and will be sending positive thoughts your way. Sit back and take a deep breath....all will be well, friend...all will be well! Blessings and best wishes..Sue
    (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • anliperez915
    anliperez915 Member Posts: 770
    coachmike said:

    Im all checked in and start
    Im all checked in and start the first dose of chemo in couple hours...little nervous but more in a mindframe of ready to get this started so I can get it done. Praying that everything goes smoothly. Thank you all for your prayers

    Hi Coachmike
    Hi Coachmike,
    Just wanted to say hi and to wish you the best today! I will be praying for you and stay strong! Keep the faith

    Sincerely,
    Liz
  • cathyp
    cathyp Member Posts: 376 Member

    Hi Coachmike
    Hi Coachmike,
    Just wanted to say hi and to wish you the best today! I will be praying for you and stay strong! Keep the faith

    Sincerely,
    Liz

    Hi Coach
    Adding my prayers!
    Cathy
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    coachmike said:

    Im all checked in and start
    Im all checked in and start the first dose of chemo in couple hours...little nervous but more in a mindframe of ready to get this started so I can get it done. Praying that everything goes smoothly. Thank you all for your prayers

    You will get through this, Mike
    My thoughts are with you.
    You'll get through this.

    Hugs and positive thoughts,

    Jim
    DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)
  • diazr1
    diazr1 Member Posts: 101
    cathyp said:

    Hi Coach
    Adding my prayers!
    Cathy

    Oh yeah flirt with the
    Oh yeah flirt with the nurses
  • coachmike
    coachmike Member Posts: 155
    diazr1 said:

    Oh yeah flirt with the
    Oh yeah flirt with the nurses

    ok so im day -6 of the
    ok so im day -6 of the transplant and the first day of chemo went well, no complications. Feel good today and did lots of laps in the hallway. Trying to stay active and focused on staying healthy and getting back to being "normal".
  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    coachmike said:

    ok so im day -6 of the
    ok so im day -6 of the transplant and the first day of chemo went well, no complications. Feel good today and did lots of laps in the hallway. Trying to stay active and focused on staying healthy and getting back to being "normal".

    Wat to go Mike!!!
    Hi Mike,
    Thats great news...keep up the good work! Anytime you can keep moving, it will help in so many ways. Just be sure to tie the strings on the back of your hospital gown while doing your laps...ha! Keep us posted and I'll keep positive thoughts coming your way. :)
    Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401
    allmost60 said:

    Wat to go Mike!!!
    Hi Mike,
    Thats great news...keep up the good work! Anytime you can keep moving, it will help in so many ways. Just be sure to tie the strings on the back of your hospital gown while doing your laps...ha! Keep us posted and I'll keep positive thoughts coming your way. :)
    Sue (FNHL-2-3a-6/10)

    Even Better
    Don't listen to Sue. Keep those ties hanging loose and hope there are plenty of pretty nurses walking around.LOL John
  • jimwins
    jimwins Member Posts: 2,107
    coachmike said:

    ok so im day -6 of the
    ok so im day -6 of the transplant and the first day of chemo went well, no complications. Feel good today and did lots of laps in the hallway. Trying to stay active and focused on staying healthy and getting back to being "normal".

    Hey Mike
    Hi Mike and thanks for the update and glad you're doing well.

    In response to the comments about the hospital gowns:

    I'm sure the nurses are accustomed to "cheeky" patients and "full moons" ;)

    Hospital Gowns ☺

    The gowns are a pain. I mostly wore "Joe Boxer" type bottoms with the hospital gowns
    and learned the gown was much easier to put on if I placed it on the bed and tied/snapped
    the shoulder areas first and then slipped into it. Then I would tie the side.
    I generally preferred to let the tube(s) to my port come out the sleeve of my right arm.

    You're doing super!

    Hugs and positive thoughts,

    Jim
    DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)
  • miss maggie
    miss maggie Member Posts: 929
    COBRA666 said:

    Even Better
    Don't listen to Sue. Keep those ties hanging loose and hope there are plenty of pretty nurses walking around.LOL John

    John
    Dear Mike, Yes, I am so happy everything is going good.

    To John and Jim. It is always such a pleasure reading your posts. Both of you always start
    my day with a great big smile.

    Hugs to you both. Maggie
  • coachmike
    coachmike Member Posts: 155
    jimwins said:

    Hey Mike
    Hi Mike and thanks for the update and glad you're doing well.

    In response to the comments about the hospital gowns:

    I'm sure the nurses are accustomed to "cheeky" patients and "full moons" ;)

    Hospital Gowns ☺

    The gowns are a pain. I mostly wore "Joe Boxer" type bottoms with the hospital gowns
    and learned the gown was much easier to put on if I placed it on the bed and tied/snapped
    the shoulder areas first and then slipped into it. Then I would tie the side.
    I generally preferred to let the tube(s) to my port come out the sleeve of my right arm.

    You're doing super!

    Hugs and positive thoughts,

    Jim
    DX: DLBL 4/2011, Chemo completed 10/2011, currently in remission. :)

    so day three here at MCV
    so day three here at MCV transplant center in Richmond VA. No complaints, feel fine. Did my laps and got me an exercise bike in my room today which is great. Counts are still holding up strong. Taking each day at a time and knowing that each day that passes is a day closer to being done. Already miss my bed and my normal routine but reminding myself that this is a bump in the road and is only temporary.
  • lboehlke
    lboehlke Member Posts: 17
    coachmike said:

    so day three here at MCV
    so day three here at MCV transplant center in Richmond VA. No complaints, feel fine. Did my laps and got me an exercise bike in my room today which is great. Counts are still holding up strong. Taking each day at a time and knowing that each day that passes is a day closer to being done. Already miss my bed and my normal routine but reminding myself that this is a bump in the road and is only temporary.

    Awesome
    Here's hoping everyday is as good as the past few days.

    Lance