I've been in the hospital too long already and I have to stay here longer. I got my stem cells back 4 days ago, but those take a little while to kick in. Currently I just feel worse and worse every day because of the high dose chemo: it keeps affecting your body for a while after you actually get it. I feel pretty lousy right now, and I'll probably feel worse before I feel better, but there are some positive aspects.
All the doctors who come see me are all satisfied with how things are going. I'm still eating (kind of), I haven't really been nauseous or thrown up (other than when they gave me my stem cells back, that was the only time I threw up) so I can keep some food down. Also, during the time I was getting the chemo called Thiotepa, I had to take a bath every six hours. The chemo is released from the body through the skin, so on top of feeling miserable, there were five days during which I had to take a bath every six hours. Needless to say, I'm glad that part's over.
I won't lie: I feel pretty horrible and I wish I didn't have to do this. There's nothing I would rather do than just go home right now.