I finally fell asleep for real at 4 AM and slept until 7:30 AM. It doesn’t sound like much, but it was the best stretch of sleep I’ve had since arriving. I woke up and took a shower, visited with the doctor for a few minutes, then got myself wired back up to the heart monitors and saline - just in time to announce that I had to throw up.
Which I did.
Then they loaded me with an IV of Compazine to keep the nausea under control before the stem cell infusion at 11:30 AM.
That went spectacularly uneventful.
They said the preservative in the stem cells may smell and taste like creamed corn or garlic. Fortunately, it didn’t. And I tried to stay wake for it, but I couldn’t. The rest of the day was joyful deep naps off and on until 4:30 PM
I’m slightly nauseated at the moment, but not bad. Had some ginger ale to sip on while waiting for dinner, along with peppermint aroma therapy, and Sea Bands on my wrists ‘The natural choice for nausea sufferers.’
Dinner consisted of chicken soup, mashed potatoes, tea, and apple juice. Saving the banana for later or the morning which I hope I can sleep until. I’m staying awake long enough to finish this update, make a call to say goodnight to Nancy, watch a few minutes of the Twins, and tuck myself in for the night.
The room is comfortable. The nurses, Jill, Kelsey, Andrea and the others, are wonderful caretakers.
I’m going to sleep with the white-noise of the AC. Which makes it sound like I’m in a hotel - a Cozumel hotel. If I close my eyes tighter and listen, it sounds like waves outside and I’m going diving in the morning.