In a couple of weeks, I go into a big city hospital for a donor's stem cell transplant.
I have had recurring Cancer for over two years now. I did have an earlier transplant, but it was from my own body, and that didn't work.
The doctor's are thinking that this one will work, because, in essence, I'm getting some one else's immune system.
Of course, the danger here, is that my body rejects the transplant. At which time, I'll be in some trouble.
The hospital is two hours from my home, and therefore I will have to rent an apartment for 4 months. I have to follow certain dietary rules, and be very close to the hospital for constant follow-up.
If I get a fever, after the transplant, for example, they throw me into a special isolated Emergency Room, because I will be very susceptible to illness.
Right now, even with my broken foot, I feel pretty good....and still blog.
The week of June 16, I probably won't be able to blog for about a week or so....we'll see.
While undergoing treatment, I love to listen to Ella Fitzgerald....and a friend is going to download on my MP3 player, a professor's entire course on WWII. This should be very interesting. I was born in Los Angeles during World War II.
I'll be watching the usual baseball games, but unfortunately, will not be able to attend any major league games this summer. This is a real loss for me.
When I was a young man, I wanted to be a baseball play by play announcer, and my first major job, was with KMPC radio in Los Angeles....where I got to practice sports announcing.
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