Coming to you from Curt's hospital room in the bone marrow transplant unit (BMTU) at Baylor in Dallas. He was admitted on Sunday (-5) for his "transplant adventure".
Today is what we call -3. This indicates that Curt is three days away from transplant this coming Friday. As you learned in the previous post, transplant day is called "Day 0". This is the day that Curt receives his new immune system, thus they call it a second birthday...cake included.
Days -4 and -3 are being filled with chemotherapy, walks down the long hallways and even an exercise bike or two. The physical therapists were insistent that he keeps up with his six pack and biceps...ha ha ha.
Days -2 through 0 will be filled with total body radiation twice a day. Think of it as a little too much sun on the beach in Mexico...if only! The radiation along with the chemotherapy are the perfect cocktail (Jose Cuervo) to kick the rest of his cancer to the curb. Although it may not sound like a challenging task, this regimen brings lots of side effects which we are trying to keep at bay for as long as possible.
We thank you for your continued support, prayers, calls, texts and thoughts. They do no go unnoticed. Since Curt is unable to have visitors during his "journey" we encourage you to send mail to cheer up his day...maybe even a birthday card!
Baylor Cancer Hospital
Curtis Freeman C718
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
December 4th will be a day that our family forever celebrates and is forever thankful for as it gives our guy another chance to show cancer who is boss!