Blog for Jackie Sue while at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. UPDATED. This blog now covers her progress after her mini-allo MUD transplant. Her transplant was the first one to be performed by the Mayo Clinic.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Transplant -9 (Tuesday)

Today was another nice day in Rochester. The temperature made it to about 55 degrees. People are riding motorcycles and you see people now wearing shorts. It's Spring in Rochester!

Tomorrow we have doctor appointments in the morning and some in the afternoon. On Thursday the process begins. She will begin the series of chemo on Friday. On Thursday she will have the port "Hickman Device" surgically implanted. As I mentioned before it has two tubes with needles implanted under the skin. The needles are inserted into the superior vena cava at the top of the heart. The device will remain in for at least 100 days.

Tonight we finished writing anonymous (required by the bone marrow bank) letters to the donor. They will be hand delivered to the donor when the cells are collected by the Mayo representative.

Until later....

Bruce and Jackie
From Rochester


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone at the smoke shop wanted to say HI and tell you that we are thinking of you both.
Lots of Love from,

Tonya, Kathy, Angela, Bob, Lil, Thenya, Duke, Diana, and Rachel

7:03 AM


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