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What are you doing this post-Halloween Friday night? I just got done walking laps around the 4th floor and am now eating (some of) my Salmon/rice/veggies dinner. I'll give a 5-of-out-10 on the real food scale and maybe 7.5 for hospital food. Appetite is still pretty good, so should be able to eat most of it.
As far as laps are concerned, it's a much better layout for walking than UCSF -- essentially a big circle with wider hallways -- and I have much more freedom to walk at a good pace since I'm not connected to (and therefore not walking with) the Trans-PAL like I was during induction.
So what's happening? Well, three Ara-C infusions completed (Thu AM, Thu PM, and Fri AM) with three to go (Fri PM, Sat AM, Sat PM.) All transfusions are 12 hours apart. Thu AM started at 11:00a, which means Thu PM was 11:00p and so on. The hope was to slightly shift the Friday and Saturday schedule such that Sat PM would start closer to 8:00p in hopes that I could actually leave Saturday night. Doesn't look like that's gonna happen, so Sunday morning it is.
The Ara-C regimen comes with a bunch of stuff including a steroid. Steroids and I don't really get along but the dosage on all this is quite a bit lower than induction, so it's tolerable. That said, the third infusion -- combined with the not-so-good sleep last night -- really knocked me out today. A would-be 30-45 minute nap in the afternoon turned into 4 hours of sleep! I guess I needed it. So I got up at about 6pm, did the laps, ate some dinner, and now I have some energy. After I post this, I'm going to watch the webcast of Set 2 of Phish Halloween -- thanks for the video link, E!
The room here is fabulous. It's gonna be hard to go back to the cramped quarters of UCSF, but alas, they don't do stem-cell marrow transplants here.