During the early recovery period, you will usually stay in or near the hospital for 100 days or more. Your focus in the first months after the transplant; Good nutrition, avoiding infections, using your medicines, taking care of your doctor, and following other recommendations to stay healthy will be on recovery. Many recovered patients say that this process can take at least a year. However, it may also be faster or slower to feel good. Over time, you will probably be able to return to work, school or other activities.