Bear Up North said:Bear and Mrs. Bear plan to celebrate Thursday night at a local establishment, Loma Linda's. Bear will probably not have any beer.
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Zoning Goddess said:Congrats on the good news, Bear. When will you be going for the transplant?
nighthawk1959 said:Bear, I have truly "been there, done that". 1996 was not a good year, diagnosed with Hodgkins, wife left the same weekend, two strokes somehow connected with the chemo, wife cut off health ins halfway through the chemo, then my employer at the time said adios. If i ever find the guy who said may you live in interesting times I'l...... Well whatever, we are all with you and hope and pray for the best for you.
kms said:I was thinking about you today. That's really encouraging news and I hope all goes well.
Best wishes from the land of Rolling Rock.
Michele Zone said:When you posted this, I was on the phone with my sister, who is in chemotherapy for what may be a metastisized cancer or what may be a completely unrelated cancer to what she was treated for a few years ago. The survival rate for metastisized cancer is about 15% and the survival rate for the agressive kind of cancer she has is 5% to 20%. She has a 9 year old child. However, she is getting excellent, cutting-edge care and her odds look very good.
I am a walking miracle and it seems my sister will be too. I wish I had some words of wisdom for you. But I seem to be fresh out. :-\
JNA said:Went into the the ER on Monday with chest pains. :-c
Took me in right way, warning flag to them was middle age white male with diabetes.
Hooked me up to a ekg, O2, took a chest x-ray, gave me nitro.
They kept me over night still connected to the ekg.
Tuesday morning experienced 12-lead ekg stress test, Doc and tech said everything look good. (a prayer of thank you God that it was not my heart)
Next I experienced a series of x-rays while I swallowed a barium solution in various positions.
Both tests were done after a 10+ hr fast.
Result upper GI reflex creating frequent Heartburn even with meds still bothers me.
You are clearly a man of uncommon strength and graciousness to offer compassion (and not pity) amidst your trials. I get a sh*tload of pity on a regular basis but rarely genuine compassion. So pleae forgive my uncharacteristic speachlessness earlier today when I first read it. And I was gone for much of the day. Now I am crawling off to a much-needed hot bath, thus the brevity and lack of grace of my reply.Bear Up North said:MZ.....our prayers are with your sister and her health struggle and you and your love, compassion, and concern for your sister.
My sister says she always sleeps a good 10 hours when she gets her weekly Leukine injection. And since it ups your production of certain cells, hey, it is a little like a new born baby growing fast and sleeping a lot.Bear Up North said:This process and the Leukine that I have been self-injecting the last few days has left me a bit tired.
JNA said:Just got the instructional mailing about having an Upper Endoscopy.
Appearently it is treated just like same day surgery and everything that goes with it. +o(
Q. Anybody ever experience this procedure ?
Zoning Goddess said:Bear, is this something where bone marrow donors could be of help?