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    Does anyone know what is expected during the apheresis, is it a painful process? How much pain can a patient expect also during the phase of high dose melphalan chemoteraphy? I was told I have esophageal varicose veins and that they could bleed if not banded during the bone marrow transplant, does anyone have any input regarding transplant risks, like liver thrombosis etc.? I went through a 4 month therapy that included len/dex and on the fifth month I was given cyclophospamide at a low dose since the plasma cells plateaued and this caused my plasma cells to go down to now 7%. Do you know if there's a grace period prior to the transplant? a second opinion from the Northwestern Hospital has delayed my transplant for now about 2 months.

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      GregP_WN

      Antolin, sorry I didn't see this earlier, when you post an update post on your own wall not many people will see it. If you will repost this as a question, in the questions tab, everyone on the site will see it and help you with information.
      give it a try and let me know if you need anymore information.

      about 4 years ago
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    I am feeling worried

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    Decision Point (Obtaining a second opinion): I am in the middle of getting second opinion in two different hospitals about getting a transplant I am really worried about it.

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