After you return home, you will continue to focus on preventing infection, watching for signs of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), eating well and exercising to regain your strength. It's not unusual to be readmitted to the hospital to be checked out as a precaution or treated for complications that you might experience.
Your first year post-transplant is a time of adjustment to all the changes in your life. It can help to establish and keep a familiar routine to help you take precautions and follow guidelines. It's important to continue to follow your guidelines from your transplant team and not let your guard down.
If you are a caregiver, you may find that you are taking on even greater responsibility during the first year. This can include managing medications, arranging doctor visits, helping to enforce precautions and being on the look out for warning signs of GVHD and other complications.
It is important for caregivers to get the support they need. See Caregiving.
Recovery can be a lengthy process, but there is a lot you can do to promote your healing.