Day -11: Welcome.

Hi, and welcome to my blog. Here I’ll post updates, thoughts, feelings, and stories about my journey to recovery from severe aplastic anemia via bone marrow transplant. The “days” will mark how far along I am on this journey with Day 0 being the day of transplant. Depending on how well I feel, I’ll post as frequently (or infrequently) as possible. Pardon the puns, nerdy jokes, and awkward stories. I’ll be writing about everything from what I’m thinking to what I ate with little to no filter, so please read with discretion. Otherwise, buckle up and get ready because this is going to be a bumpy ride!

I’m currently sitting in the UCSF transfusion clinic getting two units of blood because my hemoglobin count dipped below the cutoff my hematologist set for me (7.0g/dL). A little frustrating considering I’ll be back on Thursday for a pre-admit appointment and officially admitted to the hospital on Friday, but I suppose getting blood and feeling healthier is a better alternative.

One of my best college friends Rebekah is visiting this week from Shanghai. It’s been great having her here for a few reasons. Other than spending time with a good friend, it’s been wonderful getting to show her around the city I love, eating all the delicious things SF has to offer (e.g. pastry). This has given me the chance to do and see everything I can before getting admitted. I’m excited for all the other things we have planned for this week. 🙂

I have a feeling my posts won’t be too long. Other than liking to keep things succinct, my brain hasn’t been cooperating much lately. You know, the whole lack of efficient oxygen exchange thing. Till next time.

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