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What I did this summer


 June 26th, arrived in Minneapolis for leukemia treatments. Finally got home Sept 13. Getting treatments here now. The only real cure is a bone marrow transplant, 20% chance right off that it will kill you. That is a minimum 6 moths and the last 100 days as outpatient you have to have someone with you 24/7 and that's up to you to find someone. 100 days if everything goes good. What I'm doing now is basically maintenance chemo 5 days a month. Could work ok and stay in remission 2-3 years, maybe 6 months. At any rate I fell great and can do things, just have to be careful until my blood counts recover more.



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I'm glad that things are working out for you! Scary thought about the 20% chance!!! My niece just went thru the bone marrow transplant about a year ago, seems to be doing fine. Keep us posted on your progress and our thoughts and prayers are with you!...CR

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Ok, the long version update. All the stuff they did last summer didn't work and I ended up back in Minneapolis by Oct. Plan was to go ahead with the transplant. But I have an issue with my colon that would need surgery and they won't do the transplant until it's fixed. So more chemo to knock the leukemia back again and then the colon surgery when my blood counts recover. Only they didn't. And the last round of chemo didn't do squat. Well except make me sick and all my hair fall out again. So now all they have left is clinical trials. I said no thanks. If the last stuff was your best shot, why would I want to let you keep poisoning me? I have no intention to let you treat me until my last breath of air.
So I've been back home for a week and all I ask of the western medicine now is labs and blood products when I need them. I have an appointment to an Alt-Med place monday.
I've also been taking some stuff at home to help get my guts and ph back in whack and some meditation stuff. I actually saw the first bump in my blood counts Tuesday since before I got out of the hospital 6 weeks ago.
All any of us have is today. Yesterday doesn't matter and no sense worrying about tomorrow because nobody is guaranteed a tomorrow. So I wake up every day, feeling good and thankful for today, hoping to make the best of it. What more can anyone do?


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WB, keep that attitude. If half the people in the world looked at life the way you do, this would be a much better place. I've never had the pleasure to meet you but I'm sure I could call you friend. Be well keep us updated and we'll pray. Next year we'll be making fun of the doctors and their diagnosis, and you'll have made another good score on a project.



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Good luck with it WB....You know whats best for you......I really don't know what else to say, having never gone though this sort of thing.

F**K cancer...................

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WB, I'm glad to see you with a positive attitude !...Things will improve for ya, I'm certain...Some day we'll all look back and realize how archaic our treatment methods were! Poisoning the body and subjecting it to numerous chemicals! Hopefully a cure will be developed soon! Hang in there buddy and keep us posted!..CR

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Appt. went ok at Alt Med. I have some products that are supposed to help rebuild my bones and bone marrow. I also talked for a couple hours yesterday with an associate of Dr. Wallach, the dead doctors dont lie guy and he has been around 25 years or so, done a lot of research and has some good products. Amusing that Medicare will pay 3/4 million dollars for the Western medicine doctors to not fix anything but won't pay a couple hundred a month for something that actually helps people.
Anyway, still a little wobbly to get out and get much done but feeling good and eating regular. Life is good. Thanks for all the kind thoughts, words and prayers.sbctango.activeboard.com/f489944/off-topic-friendly-talk-amp-introductions/

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Anyone heard from WB?



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I visit another site where he is a member and he posted the other day that he is doing well. I truly hope he beats this thing!

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Hi guys, sorry for no updates. I'm still kicking. I need blood products about once a week but still continue to drive myself, live alone and carry on. I get my old 59 F250 4x4 out almost every day and trundle around town, good therapy. I csan't do much, exert real easy. Grocery shopping and getting them put away is about the extent of my exertion.

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Hang in there WB..hoping for the best for you!

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Good to hear your hangin in there.



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