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October 17, 2006 , Day 0


Wow! We have finally arrived at day 0! It seems like it has been a real rocky road. Today we started with trying Cyclosporine again. They gave me a little bit real slow, and it went fine. This afternoon, about 1pm, I started getting my transplanted cells. I was pretty well dosed with benadryl and ativan, so I mostly dozed through the process. It is nice to get started. Now the hard part begins.

I am getting full strength, full speed Cyclosporine now, with no problems. They think that what I got yesterday was not properly mixed, and I was getting pure Cyclosporine, which would cause the kind of reaction I got yesterday.

On the medical front, in addition to the Cyclosporine I also started getting the antibiotic Levaquin, and the anti-fungal medicine Diflucan. I am also getting Nystatin to prevent fungal infections in the mouth. Tomorrow I start a whole bunch of new drugs. I am still getting the antacid Protonix.

Lab Results remain strange:

My lab results are slowly falling.

Lab Results

Blood Cell Type

Normal Low





WBC 4.5 3.7 5.4 3.2 1.7
RBC 4.3 3.02 2.78 2.58 3.05
HGB 13.9 10.2 9.9 8.9 10.7
PLT 130 155 147 117 118

Take care!

Ted and Menchie

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