Yesterday I saw my transplant Dr., Olga. She said she wanted to give me a couple of weeks to gain strength. Shesaid I need to get some sheeks. I lost some hearing from the last two rounds, so I asked Sheeks? and she grabbed my face and said yes sheeks, I then figured out cheeks. I was 203 the last time I was in her office late January and I'm now 161. I should be on Ophra. So then the bone marrow biopsy started without any happy meds because last time Sue did the biopsy it went very well. This time she had trouble getting a good bone sample so it was really uncomfortable and today it hurts when in the past the next day it didn't. The Stacie, the transplant coordinator nurse came in and I am scheduled to go back in on 04-25, I'll start chemo the next day, it will be four days of chemo, different that before but also stronger than the other two. Then I get two days rest (lol) and the next day they call day 0 I get the stem cells. So I have just short of two weeks to get my body ready for another assault. Oh yea, Dr. Olga did admit "I almost killed you." My match is domestic, meaning in the USA, same blood type, never exposed to this one virus or bacteria as am I. The big thing after the stem cells are given to me will be that they graft (take hold and produce) and keeping any rejection issues in check. Boy, I can't wait :( But at least I can now look forward as these are the final steps towards a cure and I cannot get anymore chemo.