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Thanks for thinking of us. I know Graydon will have a hard time with the driving— mostly because I am a really slow driver and it makes Graydon crazy 🙂 Graydon is on Day #23 post transfusion. While the CRS symptoms and neurotoxicity have subsided he continues to have trouble maintaining his blood levels. He has been getting blood and platelets the last several days. I have met some other patients and caregivers while on 73/74. I have urged them to join to join Mayo connect and read the advice that has been posted. It has been very helpful to me. I was jokingly telling another caregiver that we should make an “unofficial CAR T guide for caregivers” including some tips like the blueberry cheesecake and ‘recipes’ you can make from the nutrition area- such as coffee mocha (coffee, ice cream and hot chocolate) for those long days. Speaking of food, Graydon is getting his appetite back. If you or anyone reading this can suggest any foods/meals that were nourishing and tasty during this time, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Greta

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Hi Greta! I don't have any slam dunk recommendations on good foods post CAR-T. Mark wanted to get away from refined sugar as much as possible. I was afraid he wouldn't gain his weight back, but he did just trying to "eat healthy". I try to get plenty of veggies and fruit, not much in the way of red meat (well, okay once in a while) but quite a lot of chicken and tuna at least once per week. Oh, yes, he snacks on various nuts You'll notice that word "trying" in my third sentence. I don't have this one nailed down. We are definitely a work in progress. I hope Grayson continues to feel better!

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