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mrsm123
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
 This is really off topic but I have to share some beyond terrific news with you all. Three years ago, my sister was diagnosed with the same type of Leukemia that killed our brother at 9 years of age.
Today, she got her final bone marrow results in and she is free and clear! There is no more signs of leukemia , she is finally done with radiation and chemo and she is free to live her life and celebrate it.
She also has a disabled son, who is the light of her life.....she was more scared for him, her husband and other son than she has been for herself and today I just want to celebrate! yeah
 

Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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Hound-Dog
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   Posted 6/22/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like great news for your sister,you and her family.It's always nice to see a happy letter for a change.I hope you have a good day and a good celebration.Take care and may God Bless.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/22/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah    yeah    FANTASTIC!!!!  yeah    yeah
 
 Wonderful news!
*huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


PAlady
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   Posted 6/22/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandi that's AWESOME news! yeah yeah yeah

Celebrate! :-)

PaLady

LLPLUV
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   Posted 6/22/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Your sister sounds strong and loving!!! I wish her the best of luck and to live her life to the fullist now that she knows how important her wonderful family is..

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


edt
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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Sandi,

That is so WONDERFUL...my brother at age 12 was diagnosed with Hodgkins and was given a 20% chance to live ....during his treatment there were problems with his Blood count causing a delay in treatment, what should have taken 18 weeks took 18 months.  about 2 years after he completed treatment he developed pneumonia....he had a chest xray and they found no evidence of the disease!  It was beyond a MIRACLE, I can so relate to how you feel!  My brother is 47 now and has had no recurrence!

I am so happy for all of you!

XXOO
Patti


skeye
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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! That is WONDERFUL news!

Skeye

purplegdaisy
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   Posted 6/23/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah!!!!
I have had migraines for 27 years. I have tried so many meds I have forgotten their names...
I also have chronic back pain due in part to a car accident in 2005.  I have also been diagnosed with facet disease which was aggravated by the accident and started the flare up.  3 bulging discs to the left.  Lower back pain that goes down my right leg to my knee....
 
Currently taking Oxycodone, Verapamil, Fioricet, Migrainal, Prozac, and having repeat injections in my facets and nerve ablation. 


mrsm123
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Hound. I was old enough to remember how it was when my brother became ill and then he died and it horrified me to learn that she had the same cancer. It is not supposed to happen to adults and when it does, it does not usually turn out well. She had several very, very close calls, where her platelets dropped down to below 6 and we were scared beyond reason.
Thankfully, she happened to find a great oncologist who happens to specialize in this particular form of leukemia, and thankfully, she has pulled her through. And my sister's husband is an angel here on this earth. He has been her rock since their son was diagnosed with Angelman's syndrome, never letting her or their son be told that he would never do this or that. Instead he said, that may not always be the case you know.....their son didn't learn to walk until he was 8 years old, but walk he does and that was just the beginning.
I am truly grateful for him, for her doctors , for her health.....and for all of those who pulled those little miracles out of their sleeves, each time she needed them.....
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1228
   Posted 6/23/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Dani! I totally agree with you!
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
[url=http://dragcave.net/view/xdyP][img]http://dragcave.net/image/xdyP.gif[/img][/url]


mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you PA.....I agree, it is awesome and miraculous and there just aren't enough words to describe all of the feelings that I have about her being well.....
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
[url=http://dragcave.net/view/xdyP][img]http://dragcave.net/image/xdyP.gif[/img][/url]


mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
She is Laurie......she amazes me with how she has handled both her own illness, still cared for her sons and her husband, and is now able to live again, without that fear....
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
[url=http://dragcave.net/view/xdyP][img]http://dragcave.net/image/xdyP.gif[/img][/url]


mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1228
   Posted 6/23/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Pattie,
I am so happy that your brother recieved his miracle too. I am just so grateful to everyone that contributed to her being well now. She told me yesterday that she couldn't stop crying and she didn't know why.....I said maybe because that fear is gone now. With the constant stream of treatments and testing and always waiting for the results, praying that they would not bring more bad news....it's no wonder that she was crying. I was doing my own, on my end of the phone, but didn't want to upset her.
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
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mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1228
   Posted 6/23/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Skye,
I have a lot to be grateful for.....she is truly a wonderful young woman , one that you would all like very much if you knew her.
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
[url=http://dragcave.net/view/xdyP][img]http://dragcave.net/image/xdyP.gif[/img][/url]


mrsm123
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 1228
   Posted 6/23/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you too Purple....I hope that she always continues to have reasons to celebrate.
Sandi
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
[url=http://dragcave.net/view/xdyP][img]http://dragcave.net/image/xdyP.gif[/img][/url]

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