To Read Tami's Story from the Beginning

Just CLICK HERE. Her blog begins on March 12, 2009 with a post titled "Tami's Myelodysplasia Diagnosis." Then at the bottom of each post, click on the words "Newer Post" located just below the comments section on each page.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Post Stem Cell Transplant: Day +28

Tami continues to feel better. Her white blood count is high enough now to make it safe for her to go out in public. Most of the time she is too tired to try but today she and her Auntie June walked to a restaurant for lunch! Tami had fish and chips and said they were good. It was really hot in Seattle today, 95 degrees but they walked on the shady side of street.

The bone marrow biopsy results will take several days to get back. Hopefully it will show her engrafting is well underway. Her daily blood counts continue to rise so we are very hopeful that it will be very good news.

Tami's Graft vs. Host Disease remains under control. We're praying that it is responding well enough to the treatment that she won't require long term treatments for this. Some patients need to be treated for GVHD for years (2-10 years) after their transplants :( We'll know soon if she will need further treatments or not.

All in all this was a very good day :)


  1. Ah, at last! A happy face on Tami! What a wonderful thing to see this morning. :) So glad to hear she's continuing to do better each day.

  2. This is unbelievable. Your white counts got you out of the hospital and into public very quickly!!! Hurray. (I stayed in the hospital for 81 days... had a little trouble engrafting... but it's all good).

    Congratulations and please be careful as you continue recovering.

    Although, I haven't posted a comment, I'm checking daily for your progress. Keep it up!!! : )