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    Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Donating Stem Cells


    Separation Machine



    Finished product ready to go



    Happy recipient, my sister Barbara

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Best wishes to your sister and you Bob!



    (PS: That hospital needs some new photographic artwork for the walls --- hint hint!)
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    Good for you! And my best to her.

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    I hear that she is asking for a Martini, so I think they must be kicking in.

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    Tell her I am hoisting one in her honor as I write this
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    Best to you and your sister!

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    My prayers are for your sister's full recovery. She is lucky to have you for a brother.

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    Best wishes and our prayers

    Sandy & Don

    BTW I' agree w/Jack on the artwork...
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    yes what ever she has I hope she beats it!!! cancer took my mom while she was still young

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    All the best to you both.
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    Hope she gets well soon, best of luck to both of you!

    Thanks for clarifying the situation Jack, I had no idea what I was looking at.

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Bob,
    Glad you were finally able to do the donation. Hope all goes well. See you soon....also, can't believe the iPhone wasn't contraband in the hospital (some are still uptight!).

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    Best wishes to your sister and you Bob. Hope she recovers quickly.

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Terry, that was an enightened place.
    No cell reception due to the lead lined room, but wifi everywhere.
    The usual warnings on trying to access "inappropriate" sites, like most of the outside world, but an easy click through for us invaders.
    Barbara has four sisters and three brothers rooting for her as well as Mom and all the grandkids (maybe 15 at last count not to mention a couple of great-grand kids). So she just HAS to do well.
    thanks everyone for all the good wishes
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    Best wishes, prayers, and cheers! to you all, Bob.

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    My best wishes to your sister, as well, Bob. Barbara has a great brother!

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    Well done, Bob - keep us posted on your sister's progress, please.
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    I am getting shivers only by looking at a hospital. All the best Bob!!!!

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Twelve days after the transplant, her white count began to go up from zero.
    Sixteen days, she was well enough to be discharged from the hospital.
    Twenty days and now her blood count is NORMAL; reds, white, platelets, the works.
    It is a little odd, but the procedure changed her blood type from O neg (hers) to O pos (mine).
    Thank God this technology worked.
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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    That's excellent! Continued success to you both.

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    Wow great news.

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    OUTSTANDING!
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    Way to go, Bob, Sis and all! Looks like a great start on the road to wellness.

    Is her preference for an actual dash of vermouth or the perfume atomizer treatment that is in use here?
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    Thanks folks, we are all pleased as can be.
    Of course, the whole family expects that her taste for martinis will drift in te direction of bone-dry Hendricks
    -bob

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Bob, these treatments can work wonderfully. A good friend had this done quite a few years ago and he and his wife joined my husband and I on our Antarctica trip this past year. He has had no sign of recurring disease. His brother did for him what you did for your sister. Eleanor

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    Wonderful Bob - and great story Eleanor

    I hope it works out really well - best wishes to you and your sister.

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    Bob, This is wonderful news. My best wishes to your sister for a full recovery.

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    Re: Stem Cell / Bone Marrow Transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I hear that she is asking for a Martini, so I think they must be kicking in.


    Best wishes to your sister and you, Bob!

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    Just came upon this post & am extremely happy for the outcome Bob! I hope everything is still going well!
    My wife has a fifth grade student who needs a bone marrow transplant asap. We had a very large drive in Avon,Ma 2 weeks ago. There will be another drive i believe in the next week or so in Dorchester. There was a nice article about her in the Boston Globe by Bob Ryan & a bit on her on channel 7 news also, so we are hoping for the best! Tatyana Abrams is her name & she is a true little Angel! Continued Health to you dear sister!

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    She is doing fine, gaining weight and growing her hair back.
    Tests now indicate that her blood is 100% mine (way cool).
    thanks!
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    Bob I rarely post on the forum. I watch a lot and have been amused and delighted by you folks over the last year. I am 70 years old and still work for a company that does testing on bone marrow etc that helps doctors make decisions as to what will be the best direction for patient treatment. I have worked for this company (Genzyme Genetics) for fifteen years mainly in the area of securing inbound shipments for testing and never thought that my interest in photography would link me to someone on the other end of my efforts that is actually benefiting from what we do. I think this interaction that we have with cameras and internet is fantastic. The good side of what could be used for bad. So glad that things are going well. Things in medicine are going well to combat the big C and to think that our mutual interest in photography can spread that news is just fantastic. I applaud you for sharing this with the rest of us. Helps us to keep things in balance! Thanks, Paul

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