Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok

2017-09-02 Recovery Day 180

Last night I did get some sleep. The plan last night was that if I felt better, we would have breakfast downstairs, instead of Dianne bringing up each morning. Waking up I had pain in many of my body, also my stomach did not feel to good, so we had breakfast in bed again. After breakfast we drove back home.

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2017-09-01 Recovery Day 179

Last night I again did not get much sleep because bone pain in both my lower legs and hips. After breakfast we took a taxi to the hospital since the heat and my pains. Today we started we started 15 minutes earlier. The WBC 36.9, Peripheral Blood count 48 and Platelet Count 53 good enough for the collection.

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2017-08-31 Recovery Day 178

Last night I did not get much sleep because of the catheter in my neck. After breakfast we took a taxi to the hospital since wanted us early there. I was hooked up to the machine around at 8:30 and collection started at 8:40. Around 10:00 the CBC results came in with my blood count being 30.0 an increase from 7.2 yesterday. At 11:00 the Peripheral Blood count came in at 55.0 vs yesterday’s count of 12.

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2017-08-30 Recovery Day 177

I had a good sleep last night. Waking up this morning I had the same pain which quickly disappeared. However, weather was a bit to cold and windy, we took a taxi agin. We arrived 30 minutes early, got registered, and 10 minutes later my blood was drawn. Normally it takes about 45-60 minutes for the results to be available, today is was less then 30 minutes. The WBC was 7.2, 4 times what it was yesterday and way higher then required to start the white blood cell collection tomorrow.

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2017-08-29 Recovery Day 176

Compared to the night before I had a bad night of sleep. Around midnight I felt a new pain in the Sternum area, and it scared me because of my heart attach history. Waking up this morning I had the same pain, which did not get better after breakfast. Therefore instead of walking to the hospital like yesterday we took a taxi. We arrived around 7:45 on time and registered by 8:00. By 8:35 I got my blood drawn and was told that the results would be available in an hour. BTW, I check with the nurse about the Sternum area pain and was told that I should not worry as this is good news telling us that the Neupogen injections are working.

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2017-08-28 Recovery Day 175

Compared to the night before I had a good sleep. Which is interesting since before going to sleep last night I had a lot of pain. Waking up this morning was the same lots of pain, which got better after breakfast allowing me to walk to the hospital. The walk is about 1/2 mile with the last block going upwards a bit. We left the Hotel around 7:15.

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2017-08-27 Recovery Day 174

There was not much sleep for me last night as pain got me up almost every hour. So today getting up was no different from yesterday as I still had pain throughout my body. The pain was so bad that I only eat half of my breakfast. For the rest of the morning I rested which helped a bit lowering the pain level. An hour before lunch I packed up Dianne’s and my laptop for our visit at UCSF MC this week this Monday, and hopefully a few more days.

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2017-08-26 Recovery Day 173

Getting up today I still was faced with pain through out my body. After breakfast I took all my morning pills and rested a bit before going out with Dianne for my morning walk. After returning from our walk, Dianne cut my hair outside in our backyard. Since my pain had returned I went inside and watched Bayern beat Bremen 2:0, which I had recorded earlier today. After the game I went outside for a short walk. I returned just in time for lunch.

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2017-08-25 Recovery Day 172

Today seemed to be a good day. I started in the morning with watering the flowers. After that I cleaned up the many spider webs. I had planned after this to clean up my office but instead I had to sit down and rest because of suddenly feeling dizziness and quizzyness again. I had a FaceTime call with Ray talking about the process I will undergo in the next few days. Afterwards it was time to have lunch and to get ready to put together my stuff I needed to go for my CBC blood test later on.

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2017-08-24 Recovery Day 171

Today was just another day for getting ready for the stem cell collection next week. In the morning I had a Skype session with Francois and Paul catching up with the whole process I am undergoing this week and how the stem cell collection will work, assuming that the white cell count is in range on Monday. A little bit later I had a short Face Time call with Ray. One topic we had was the possibility of connecting next week. Since UCSF has a guest network that covers every corner of their area that should not be a problem, assuming that there are no restrictions for safety reasons.

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