I’ve had another very good day! Even the doctor said I’m doing great. My mouth, mostly my tongue, is a little sorer today but not too bad. I’ve added a link for mucositis to the left menu bar. The doctors say I may be in for some harder times soon for a few weeks but it is a perfectly normal part of the process during the time the counts are down and we’re waiting for engraftment. It could be mild or it could be severe but I should not get discouraged–BMT is a marathon, not a sprint. They can do nothing to prevent the chemo-induced mucositis because of my very high doses of Cytoxan on top of the Bu/Flu but they are well armed to keep me comfortable for the duration until my white counts come back up to heal me.
Food and I are still having a bit of a tussle. I’m hungry and past the nausea but having trouble thinking of anything I can bear to eat. My old standby, peanut butter toast, is out because the crumbs are a bit hard on the mouth. I tried untoasted bread but it didn’t taste right. So I’ve shifted into the new phase of soft, smooth foods (including chocolate, of course).
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