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1 day ago · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Yes, broken humorous. I don't know anymore at this point, just got x-ray results.

1 day ago · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Today is Day 100 after my wife's transplant and we were celebrating with pizza for dinner. We took our usual after dinner walk with the puppies and then it happened. I had taken the puppies to the car and she was throwing some trash away out in the grass at the trash can but, when she got back to the sidewalk, she caught her foot and fell on the sidewalk. LOTS of pain, scared, shaking and I'm in the hospital waiting room now waiting to find out if she broke anything.

Thu, Sep 3 4:46pm · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Sorry for being redundant but our son did his residency at Mayo JAX and I think he views the hospital he's at now as a big step down from being there. It's definitely a first class operation so you'll be in the best of hands! As I learned from Lori and Ted, it's just a long journey the first few months but definitely worth it in the end. Stay strong and keep us posted!

Thu, Sep 3 8:01am · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Sorry I didn't update sooner. I've lost track of the timing but about 4 weeks ago we learned that her bone marrow is now 100% donor! YEA! Then last week we go the results back from her bone marrow biopsy and there were ZERO MUTATIONS! YEA AGAIN! She will still have 8 rounds of chemo, 5 days in a row each time, but the Onc said that is a preventative just in case something was missed. Seems like she's recovering nicely. She has had a couple of rounds of GVHD with a rash, no itching, but the prednisone has been very effective. Her energy and her mood are both up and life is almost back to normal. I printed comments from Lori and Ted for her and they were very helpful (THANK YOU BOTH!!!) just in knowing what to expect and understanding that the first few months are simply just hard… 90 days from transplant on the 9th.

Mon, Aug 24 7:05pm · Age 66 on Androgel, sex drive way too low in Men's Health

I can add that my urologist told me 2-3 (?) years ago that he's been so some educational event and he learned that older men shouldn't (don't remember why) do HRT with testosterone. For the reasons explained above, I just dropped it. I'm 66 and I still left weights, just built an outdoor lifting platform. I'm not as strong as I used to be due to natural losses but that doesn't mean I quit trying. There's a group on FB for guys over who still lift and there's some amazing guys over 60 that look pretty darn impressive. If you want me to share that site with you, let me know. Bottom line, I believe that diet and exercise can do a lot for you without T.

Sun, Aug 9 11:12am · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thanks, Lori! She just had her biopsy on Friday and there are no results yet but the chemo was planned at least a week ago or longer. I used to see peripheral blasts on her CBC's but don't think they are including them from this clinic.

Sun, Aug 9 7:36am · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

We'll ask that question tomorrow but thought I'd ask here first to see if, perhaps, this was routine. Thanks!

Sat, Aug 8 12:49pm · Anyone had successful stem cell transplant for AML? in Blood Cancers & Disorders

tmvania, if you haven't read the previous threads, my wife has already had the BMT/SCT so we know about chemo before and immediately after the transplant. We're 60 days out but the new chemo was scheduled about a week ago for later in the month so it seems as though it was routine. I have heard nothing about blasts since she was being treated only for MDS prior to the AML diagnosis.