Check-in day at UW Hospital yesterday was "Day T-2;" that is, two days until Transplant Day! We spend most of the day checking in (getting a pic-line inserted, admissions, etc), but all went smooth. Last night Sabine received her shot of chemotherapy (melphalan) and it will kick in with a vengeance in 5-7 days. In the meantime, the "bag of life" will be administered on Thursday (T-Day!).
Coordinating chemotherapy, transplant and thrice-weekly dialysis will be a little tricky but we are confident and love our staff people. Sabine has a nice room with a southern view. (Wanting to eat before the chemo kicked in, she had me make a run to "Curry-in-a-Box" on Fish Hatchery Road.
This morning she was up and out on a 1/2 fast walk (yes, that's right!). Her is up ready to take this ordeal on and ready in mind, body and spirit!
If you want, you can send her a card or note at:
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
It is now Day T-1.