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Constant Nausea Is Hurting My Remarkable Recovery

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Constant Nausea Is Hurting My Remarkable Recovery

I don’t want to seem ungrateful.  There are so many positives surrounding my stem cell transplant.  I am expecting to return home after 24 days.  My blood counts and numbers are progressing nicely.  I have far more energy than I ever would have expected.

I just completed a 90 minute walk through a natural county park named Lettuce Lake, which featured long boardwalks, lots of cedar trees, turtles, gators and rare, beautiful wild orchids.  Spectacular!

But overshadowing my promising recovery is constant, unsettled nausea.  I had hoped I could have used a combination of three different anti-nausea meds by now to minimize the unsettled, disconcerting feeling.

No such luck.  My nurses and fellow readers suggest this could go on for up to a month.  I hope that means one more week–totaling a month since my high dose melphalan was was administered at the end of June–not another month from now.  If that was the case, I think I might shoot myself…

Feel good, keep smiling and help me pray for this constant nausea to subside!  Pat