• has anyone done stem cell transplant as outpatient

    Asked by Pjc5755 on Thursday, April 9, 2015

    has anyone done stem cell transplant as outpatient

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    • Gma's Avatar
      Gma

      Yes, I had an autologus and allogeneic stem cell transplant outpatient in 2006 at MD Anderson. I did very well. I never had a fever or any complications. If you would like to talk with me about my experiences, I would be happy to talk with you. God Bless!

      over 3 years ago
    • Gma's Avatar
      Gma

      In response to the above comments, there are many more germs in the hospital than the outside. In fact, many patients get hospital acquired infections while they are in patient. After the first few weeks, counts come up. I was on many antibiotics orally for 6 months after my allo transplant. My team encouraged me to go to the mall in Houston and walk a few weeks after allo transplant. Of course, I wore mask. But those mask do not protect you... They are only good for a short period of time and don't really filter. You need a respirator type mask for that. What they do is let others know that you don't meed them approaching you if they are sick. Outpatient transplants are not for everyone, but both were great for me.

      over 3 years ago
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      Douglas

      I had an out patient stem cell transplant also. The hospital was only a few miles away and I was able to keep track of my temperature on a very regular basis. My numbers stayed in line. We remembered constant hand washing, and I used a mask whenever I interacted with the public. It was truly great to get all of this over with. Thank God for the good and the not so good parts of the journey.

      over 3 years ago

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