Today is known as the "nadir", the estimated peak of Misery Mountain, the point where I should feel the worst. Instead it was just another day. Two items of interest though: (1) extraordinary bone pain - which pleased the doctors- because it meant that the donor cells have engrafted. This is a VERY big deal, and is notably ahead of schedule. (2) My neutrophil counts are at a value greater than zero, proving that the new marrow cells are establishing themselves and dividing.
Because of these developments, there is talk of an early discharge from the hospital. Plenty of pain medicines will make the next few days tolerable and have the added benefit of putting me to sleep. In sum, a very good day. Managed to shuffle one mile today on aching legs.