I'm now at Day 12 (look at the calendar on the right of the blog page…Day 0 was transplant day) and lots of things are in motion.
I was getting tired of leaving hair clumps as big as hamsters in the shower drain every day, so I had my hair buzzed off. See photo below...my head appears to be shaped like a dented cantaloupe. You know, the one that only the lady that lives alone with her 12 cats picks out of the produce section. Also, doesn't my right ear seem to be higher than my left ear? How does something like that slip through the evolutionary process? I think we can all look forward to my hair growing back and covering my misshapen noggin.
In better news, all my numbers look good and I'm being discharged from the hospital today. Hooray! I'll still have to come back to the hospital a couple of times a day for treatment, but it will be much better to sleep each night in a home where nobody wakes you up at 4am for vital signs and they don't make you pee in a bottle every time you need to go.
Lastly, sweeps week just ended and apparently, in the entire 32806 zip code, no other blog about a guy named Jason who got a stem cell transplant is as widely read as my blog about a guy named Jason who got a stem cell transplant. On the strength of these ratings, I've approached Red Lobster about sponsoring this blog. As such, over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, I'd like to remind everyone to enjoy Festival of Shrimp at Red Lobster where you can combine two of your favorite chef-inspired shrimp creations for only $11.99. Tell 'em that Jason sent you.
Thanks again to all who have posted comments and thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers.