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Old 05-05-2007, 11:58 PM   #511
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[B]I questioned John about the 30%. He thinks the Dr. was saying they would have to give him more Chemo before the transplant and it would be 30% stronger than regular Chemotherapy.

He was out driving today..went to a computer store. He uses a cane or a walker to get around./B]
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:05 AM   #512
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Doin' good, Marge. Baby steps and continuing to progress. John and you are always in our prayers. We love you and are always supportive. Chin up! Things are looking better.
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:17 PM   #513
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I like the way this thread is turning. More and better news all the time. Best wishes to John and everyone else.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:10 AM   #514
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My thoughts and prayers continue Marge! I'm so thankful he continues to improve. Thanks for keeping us all posted with the updates. ((((((HUGS)))))))
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Marge - you are all in my daily prayers. Thanks for keeping us posted - love ya!
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:12 AM   #516
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Dove, my prayers are with your family. I've been watching this thread off and on since it started. I can give you some insight on bone marrow transplants since my mother went through one 6 years ago. What they have to do is give enough chemo to totally kill the marrow so that is where the 30% more lethal comes from. The white blood cell count goes down to zero and there is no immunity to anything. Then they transplant the marrow and wait for 3-4 days for the new marrow to start working. If it does everything gets better. If it doesn't, then there is nothing else to do and it becomes another time of waiting for the end. It's really scary to think about but it is sometimes the only option. The transplant went well for my mom but we still lost her 2 years later to a different cancer. I hope the out come is better for your John.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:01 PM   #517
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Thank you jabbur for clearing things up. I guess they think he is better off to forgo the transplant at this time.
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John had an Ultra sound today ..he sees the Heart Doc wed.
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Fingers crossed for him.
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