1461 was a great year right? Well I don’t know about that, but I do know it has been 1,461 days since my Stem Cell Transplant – that’s 4 years! When this all started, I was posting every day (mainly because I was in the hospital with nothing else to do). As time went on, I went from posting weekly, to monthly, to every now and then. Now it looks like I am on the yearly post schedule.
All that is good because I have not had any major health issues past couple years related to transplant. The doctor cut off the last of the purely cancer fighting drugs this past summer. I am mainly taking antibiotic medication and that should be discontinued some time in near future if everything looks good. The last ongoing issue I had was high liver enzymes from GVHD and that took over 3 years to stabilize. The last few lab results have finally been consistently normal.
Let’s look back on 2010 in St Louis sports. The baseball Cardinals finished 86-76, but did not make the playoffs. However, Adam Wainwright did win 20 games. But since 2010, the Cardinals have made the playoffs 3 years in a row with a World Series championship season in 2011. In hockey, the Blues finished 38-33-11, but did not make the playoffs. However, recent history suggests they may be going deep in playoffs this year. So it looks like the teams have mirrored my recovery, getting better year after year. Well, maybe not all teams. The Rams were 7-9 in 2010, after going 1-15 the year before. Based on their recent history though, looks like the Rams still have cancer and may need a transplant also – maybe to LA?
One more year and I can officially say “cured” from cancer. Stay healthy!