• RDP
    • Experience with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (...
    over 8 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    The bone marrow transplant it self is very easy. Once a match is found, the transplant procedure is simply a 30-45 minute IV drip of...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • RDP
    • Experience with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (...
    over 8 years ago
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    Where to have my Bone Marrow Transplant

    Decision Point

    After having my first cancer treatment (surgery and HD Chemotherapy) at Scripps Green hospital in San Diego, I was very comfortable ...

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    • RDP
    • Experience with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (...
    over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My first rare cancer (desmoplastic small round cell tumor-DSRCT), which was a softball sized tumor in the upper abdomen was surgical...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  1. over 8 years ago
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    Garph versus Host disease

    Side Effects

    I will likley deal with some form of this for the rest of my life. While it is not pleasant, it beats the alternative.

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  2. over 8 years ago
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    Second transplant, this time my sister's cells.

    Procedure or Surgery

    My sisiter is the reason why I am still alive today. Five years since this transplant.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  3. over 8 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Full body radiation befoer the next ransplant. The experience was okay. The after affects are still with me today.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    More chemo. Will it ever stop?

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. over 8 years ago
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    stem cell transplant

    Procedure or Surgery

    First transplant. My cells. Unfortunate,y it did not work.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. over 8 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    It is poison as someone explained it to me. It is the scorched earth approach. Effective in killing the bad and good cells.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. over 8 years ago
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    Other

    Oh No

    What do I do now? Why me? How did this happen?

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  8. over 8 years ago
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    Wait and see...

    Other Care

    And here I sit 6 years later and hating going to the doctor. However I have now finished college (for the most part) and to be what...

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  9. over 8 years ago
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    Another transplant?

    Decision Point

    The dr. From seattle wants another transplant now. My de in Spokane stood up for me and said lets wait and see....

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