So far no GVHD. I wasn't feeling great a few days after the infusion, and wondered if I was starting in with something, but it cleared up without treatment. I guess it's full speed ahead with next week's chemo and the final DLI on the 12th of June. I'll meet with Dr. Perry in the morning but I don't expect any changes to the plan.
Today finds me at SEU (Symptom Eval Unit) in the University Hospital. Due to the holiday, Ellis Fischel's AIU bumped me here for a day of platelet and blood transfusions. I haven't been here since I left last October, headed to transplant. It's been really great to see my old nurses, but it has also brought back a flood of memories, some I thought I had forgotten. When the hospital meal tray arrived at lunch I couldn't even touch it. Everyone remarks on how good I look, and I remember that "death warmed over" was probably a compliment when I left last year. Most of the nurses have never seen me with hair or some meat on my bones.
We're celebrating birthday week at our house -- Brandon and I both have birthdays within the same week and Gary is 18 months old today. We celebrated his 1 1/2 birthday yesterday -- yes, 1/2 birthday. I decided since I missed the first and don't know what will be going on with the 2nd, we were gonna woop it up for his 1 1/2. I'm excited about turning 26. Last year I declared to anyone who would listen how old I was getting and that I was never going to celebrate another birthday...what a difference a year makes. WIthin a month of that statement I was certainly eating my words. I said early in my blog posting that I had hope to see my 30th birthday -- and I still cling to that hope.