Stem Cell Transplant – Day 112

Red White Blood cells.jpg
L-R a red blood cell, a platelet and a T-Cell.
By Electron Microscopy Facility at The National Cancer Institute at Frederick (NCI-Frederick) – [1], Public Domain,

Day 112, a full sixteen weeks of daily blog posts and it’s just occurring to me that when we don’t have an emergency to report my brain kind of shuts down a bit! I write this on Monday morning and can’t really remember much of Sunday (no, I haven’t been drinking!) except it involved lots of tidying up, garden fun and something for dinner…

In short, it was one of those days where it almost feels like there’s nothing wrong.

Kip’s had loads of energy for running around the garden, and enjoying his food as well.

We’re just waiting for these T-Cells to get up to recovery level and then I’ll take a break from the daily blog (and probably focus on a bit of fundraising for some of the amazing charities we’ve been supported by).

If you want to know a bit more about T cells, the wiki page is here – the short version is that these important cells, like neutrophils, hunt down and destroy invasive cells (one type basically explodes virus-infected and cancerous cells, which is pretty cool). There’s a lot of detail we could fill our heads with, but at present we’re more interested in eating cake and playing silly games!


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