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Old Sun Feb 13, 2011, 12:06 PM
SNichols SNichols is offline
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Talking I am normal

Howdy,
I got some great new on Friday. My doctors says my blood levels are normal. On the low side of normal but normal. I asked if I was cured and he laughed kind of. I am going to be weaned from cyclosprine.

God is Good!

Suzie5.6 56 dian June 2010, ATG July 2010
wbc 3.5
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hemo 12.7
plate 133
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Old Sun Feb 13, 2011, 12:48 PM
Dick S Dick S is offline
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Hey, great news. Keep up the good work!
What is "normal" anyway? The only "normal" I have ever found was on a clothes dryer.
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Old Sun Feb 13, 2011, 01:27 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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Going from SAA to normal blood counts is cause for celebration. Congratulations, Suzie!

You've had your share of side effects from ATG, cyclosporine, and prednisone, so it's great to hear that it'll all be behind you soon!
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Old Sun Feb 13, 2011, 11:55 PM
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Congrats Suzie, great to hear you're normal!
Good encouragement for the start of a new year.
Best wishes.
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Old Mon Feb 14, 2011, 03:55 PM
Lisa V Lisa V is offline
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Congratulations, Suzie! Technically, you're in remission rather than "cured", but remission is good. Long may it last!
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Old Mon Feb 14, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Congrats, Suzie 5.6

What fantastic news. great numbers. lucky!! Its so nice to read about success.
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Old Tue Feb 15, 2011, 12:32 AM
Gloria J Gloria J is offline
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My congratulations, too

Congratulations, Susie!

I think all of us on this site have learned new definitions for the word 'normal'!

Always good to hear another ATG success story, and keep up the good counts,

Gloria
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Old Tue Feb 15, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Good work!!!

You go!

I'm about a month behind you and I'm getting up there too. Seems like a bunch of us had ATG last summer. Gotta update my info at the bottom of the screen.

In a related question. Is there any way out of the "victory bone marrow biopsy?" Or do we just have to suck it up?
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Old Wed Feb 16, 2011, 02:44 AM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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In a related question. Is there any way out of the "victory bone marrow biopsy?" Or do we just have to suck it up?
You can always refuse to undergo the biopsy, but it's important information and that's why the doctors do them. Maybe having stronger pain meds would be a better solution.
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