When your blood counts have reached a safe level, your transplant team will talk to you about going home. Before you go home you will need to:
- have recovered enough from all your side effects
- be eating and drinking well
- be walking about by yourself
- be able to take your tablets so you do not need drugs through your line.
You can usually have your central line removed when you leave hospital.
You may feel impatient to go home but anxious about leaving the support of the hospital. It can take time to adjust after spending so long in hospital. If you live on your own, you will need to arrange for a relative, friend or partner to stay with you. Or the hospital staff can arrange support from carers when you go home.
Because there are still some things you can’t do, it may seem as though you will never get back to normal life again. As you recover, you will find that things gradually shift away from the treatment and back to day-to-day living.