Luekemia

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  1. texmex

    texmex

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    Anybody here who has had leukemia. I was diagnosed Friday. I'm in the hospital for 10 days of chemo therapy. The next step is a bone marrow transplant. Any of you guys been through this? They are talking about 30 days in the hospital for the transplant. Sounds like it will suck big time. I can't imagine being cooped up that long or missing that much work. Any better ideas out there?
     
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    Stay strong brother.

    Dan
     
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  3. blueiron

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    I knew someone who did. She didn't make it, but that was in the 1980s.

    Marrow donors are critical to survival. You have my best wishes.
     
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    prayers sent and God bless.
     
  5. nerr

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    Sister-in-law has been fighting it for well over a year. Took a while (and a 2 day blackout early on, not related to treatment) to figure it out and adjust the chemo and other meds but she is doing much better. There are apparently different kinds of leukemia and treatments and the marrow test and transplant should nail down what kind. Reports of big ups and downs in strength and mood at various times during treatment. Stay as active as you safely can to keep everything going. There are usually support groups and I've heard they can be helpful as well.
     
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  6. El Pistolero

    El Pistolero bene vivere Silver Member

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    Prayers and best wishes for a complete recovery.
     
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    My Dad had it in 1993-1996. Chemo knocked it out but he had other medical problems(50+ years of heavy smoking) and when it came back, he couldn't fight it off.

    A friend of his had it for about 15 years. Chemo, remission, return, chemo remission, return...

    A friend of mine has had it for about 10 years. Chemo knocked it out and it has been coming and going since. Chemo knocks it out and he's good for a few years then it returns.
     
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    professor kv Hey! Who turned out the lights?

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    Good luck, Sir. Don't give in.
     
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    Sticky.

    And my deepest sympathy. Now go kick its ass.
     
  11. texmex

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    Getting my first blood transfusion. HGB count got to low. Other than the blood count and the bone marrow, I don't have any symptoms. Haven't felt sick or weak at all. It seems like everything just keeps getting worse. First they claimed I was anemic even though I felt fine and was working everyday. Then they did a bone marrow biopsy and said I had MDS. Then I did three weeks of chemo and another biopsy said it had progressed to leukemia. Now I have had four days of stronger chemo and my blood count is worse instead of better. I still feel fine. Can't wait to finish this round of chemo and get back to work. Thanks for all of the support You guys give me.
     
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    Prayers to you! My neighbor had it a few years back and beat it. He's in complete remission now.

    Stay strong.
     
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    Sounds like my sister-in-law's experience (and the trial-and-error of treating my wife's Parkinsons). Took them a while for them to figure it out to where she's able to get around ok (some diet restriction and doctor said 'NO' to foreign travel out of U.S.). Don't give up. Do research for understanding of disease and treatment and terminology, but don't tell a doctor 'I heard it on the internet'.

    There are all kinds of alternative diets and non-traditional medicine. BE VERY CAREFUL. Never know that reactions there might be with traditional treatments. Check with your doctor before doing anything different. Your meds might preclude alcohol use. But I'd get a second opinion on that one :) (just kidding).
     
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    Prayers for you and your families, Blue and Blood...
     
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    Prayers lifted for you; stay strong.


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    Hang in there my friend. The good news is that Luekemia is curable. Tomorrow I'll be starting chemotherapy to treat my Lymphoma. This will go on until mid December. I have fighting my cancer for 15 years. Chemo ain't for sissies. I have lost count of how many times I have had it. Most of the time it does work.
     
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    will pray for you, Gods grace is your friend...
     
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    A good friend was diagnosed with it years ago. He is a big guy and it whacked him but he fought the Bastard off. I'm sure you'll do the same and get back to normal life. Prayers sent for your speedy recovery! Godspeed!
     
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    Worked HemoOncology for a few years some time ago. Back then we gave them a 3 day dose of radiation to kill off all their blood and marrow. Then we trans fused them with downer morrow. Had to transfuse them all with washed blood, and wait. Miserable time for the patient. The good part is they all went into remission. Had to redo a couple of them, but it eventually worked.
     
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    As you undergo your treatments, never lose sight of the almighty who promised to fulfill the number of your days. Rest assured, he will. Prayers sent. (He listens to me)
     
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