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Day 74 Post Haplo identical Transplant
I last posted at the end of Jan when I was donating lymphocytes for my brother prior to giving stem cells. Im pleased to say that after a not so straight forward harvest, my brother has received the cells and so far his medical team are really pleased with his progress. He's been hospitalised twice since SCT due to CMV and RSV but is now currently at home and probably over doing things a bit! So far we've had no signs of GVHD but i think we all underestimated hiw gruelling this would be for all of us. For those that are about to go through the process or supporting someone through the process, please keep your spirits up. The first few weeks were really really difficult and you will experiance some knock backs but each day my brother is getting stronger. Please also keep in tune with your mental health as this is something that has plagued him a bit. Good luck everyone and thank you all for all your support.