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  1. I just wanted to let you know that I am reading...

    I just wanted to let you know that I am reading your daily posts and praying for you - also the mother next door. You are detailing your journey very well! I find it amazing that you have the...
  2. I can feel your grateful spirit coming through...

    I can feel your grateful spirit coming through your posts. So glad to hear you are doing pretty well and hopeful for the future, one day at a time. It is amazing, don't you think, how life can be...
  3. I am hoping you are ok after your fall. Isn't it...

    I am hoping you are ok after your fall. Isn't it amazing where all the liquid goes? I once pondered that myself - it just gets absorbed into the body. Dehydration is always an issue. I think it...
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    I, too, apologize for being away from the forum...

    I, too, apologize for being away from the forum for so long. Kermica, I'm probably too late to give you some info, since I think today is the day. But in case you read this before you leave, at the...
  5. Thank goodness you caught it in time! I am happy...

    Thank goodness you caught it in time! I am happy for you that you are back on track. When my brother first went to NY for his transplant in December, at the last second they discovered a B cell...
  6. I went back and reread your thread to see where...

    I went back and reread your thread to see where you were getting your treatment from. Cleveland Clinic, of course, is a first class hospital and care facility. They saved my father's life 25 years...
  7. I'm glad they took it out - I bet you are too! ...

    I'm glad they took it out - I bet you are too! Hope this week goes by fast so you can get some definitive answers and move forward!
  8. I hope all went well yesterday!

    I hope all went well yesterday!
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    Wow K - such bureaucracy to have to muddle...

    Wow K - such bureaucracy to have to muddle through. I hope it is all sorted out now and your immune system is on the way to recovery.
  10. You are definitely world class and probably the...

    You are definitely world class and probably the "prednisone king"! Seriously though, I hope you recover soon. As you said, your life is never boring!
  11. It is good to be cautious and prudent. Good luck...

    It is good to be cautious and prudent. Good luck with the surgery - let us know when you get the answers. I used to be an oncology Chaplain. All my patients thought treatment would be like a...
  12. Happy 4th birthday Po! Sorry I am late to offer...

    Happy 4th birthday Po! Sorry I am late to offer birthday wishes - but well meaning all the same! I hope you celebrated - for you have been through so much.
  13. My brother also had lung nodules that they...

    My brother also had lung nodules that they followed, but eventually resolved themselves. My concern for you now is your remission in regards for timing of auto. I don't remember why, but there was...
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    Happy Father's Day Richard! I hope today finds...

    Happy Father's Day Richard! I hope today finds you feeling well and able to enjoy the day. You mentioned the two years of looking over your shoulder - I hope it goes as fast for you as it did for...
  15. I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well at...

    I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling well at all. I still wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day - I'm sure you are a great father! I know for certain you are a good fighter! Fight on.
  16. My brother had his auto in No Va with his first...

    My brother had his auto in No Va with his first oncology doctor. Believe it or not, it was not done in the hospital, but at their offices where they had several "suites" that you could get the...
  17. I enjoyed reading your history. It is similar to...

    I enjoyed reading your history. It is similar to my brother's journey - he was diagnosed at age 56. And yes, he too had several instances over the years where odd symptoms appeared. Once he was...
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    I am so glad to hear you did so well! Though it...

    I am so glad to hear you did so well! Though it doesn't surprise me - you are a fighter - and a calculated and good decision maker at that!
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    One day at a time at this point. I have seen...

    One day at a time at this point. I have seen other autologous patients in the hospital and they say the worst is at the end of the first week, and then they get better from there. So you are almost...
  20. Ok - one day at a time, right? Just know that...

    Ok - one day at a time, right? Just know that I'm thinking about you and hoping for the best.
  21. Hi Po - just checking in to see how you are...

    Hi Po - just checking in to see how you are faring. I hope all is well - I get nervous when I don't see updates from you!
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    Thinking of you (and your family) K as you begin...

    Thinking of you (and your family) K as you begin this journey. May it be so indeed!
  23. Po, so sorry to hear that the mystery continues! ...

    Po, so sorry to hear that the mystery continues! But I am SO happy to hear that the itching is not bad and the rash is disappearing - I know that is huge for you. Whatever "this" is, you can beat...
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    Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of...

    Welcome to the forum. You will find a lot of support here - info about treatments, latest drug therapies, etc. plus emotional support. My brother was diagnosed at 56 and it also took 6 months to...
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    When I used to work on an oncology floor, I met...

    When I used to work on an oncology floor, I met many autologous transplant patients and witnessed their recoveries. And so many of their recoveries were faster and easier than they thought they...
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