So....... yesterday I got THE CALL. Donor #3 has been contacted, done his info stuff and is scheduled for a physical on Friday. As in day after tomorrow Friday. Apparently this 22yo male is anxious to donate for me. His collection date is set for 16 July and if needed, the 17th. (That's in case they don't get enough the first day.) I am so very grateful to this young man. Now I have a schedule! This is contingent on them not finding any physical reason why he can't donate. The people at Vanderbilt seem to think that is unlikely and have been scheduling my appointments. And one of the nice features of Vanderbilt is that they have everything online. You can log in to your account to see results of all your tests, your previous appointments, your pending appointments, your bill, etc. Pretty handy!
1 July - Bone Marrow Biopsy @ Vanderbilt
Independence Day Weekend (ish) - Move to Nashville
7 July: Pre-Admit Labs
8 July: Hickman Line Placement (7:00am)
9 July: Start chemo treatment to ablate my bone marrow
17 July: Last dose of chemo
18 July: DAY ZERO
If all goes well, I should be back home by Halloween.
After all the waiting I'm kind of in a state of shock. LOL. I've got a call in to the social worker to talk to her about exactly when an apartment will be ready for us. It would be nice to be able to move and get settled in over the holiday weekend. The apartment complex is right across the street from the Vanderbilt Clinic.
Mr. McGregor's Garden Tablescape
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