Will soon have a Bone Marrow Transplant: What can I expect?

Posted by martetom @martetom, Jan 16 9:05am

Hi everyone. This is my first time posting. Am about to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant. Very curious as to what to expect. How painful or uncomfortable, symptoms after massive doses of chemotherapy, and anything else you think would be helpful. Thank you mthopeful

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Love the joke so true. Interesting Claritin never heard of that. Will be getting some just in case. Yea he will be back for big hugs that why we are staying away for the big picture. Thanks for conversations

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Make sure it’s just regular Claritin, not Claritin-D. He can talk to his infusion nurse or doctor first to make sure he can take it. But it’s pretty standard across the chemo/Nulasta world. I took it the first day and then continued at least a week to ward off any bone pain. It works really well. ☺️. Wish him well for me!


My son had a stem cell transplant 16 years ago…he was 21 at the time. He went through it fairly well. Lots of fatigue, but no real vomiting, he was given medication to prevent mouth sores. He did not complain of pain. He had a few complications, cmv, gvhd, unexplained fever. Luckily the transplant team was on top of all this. Again the fatigue was the worst….He is now 37 and has done well, and considered cured, yay! (BTW, his prognosis was only 3%, he had relapsed in the brain). Just expect to be very tired. Good luck, and keep us posted and feel free to ask questions.

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