January 11, 2005 at 4:44 am #3071
Cathy, I was thinking of you and Troy and hoping that you two are doing well.
Best of wishes,
GregJanuary 11, 2005 at 9:56 pm #3072
Hi Greg! Thanks for thinking of us! I have been wondering everyday how your Mom is doing! Has anyone heard from Marsha? The three Troy, Marsha and your Mom had transplants the same week. We are at day + 56 now and Troy is doing very well. We are actually back in Kansas City for Troy’s Moms funeral, as if a stem cell transplant isn’t enough! The Dr. in Chicago is very pleased with Troy’s progress. He still has the neuropathy in his feet that he went into transplant with and he is still on dialysis three days a week, but he feels great otherwise and is walking a mile and a half on the treadmill and lifting weights. The Dr. was thinking of sending us home early but the last two weeks the platelet counts have dropped and the white count is lower. There are several reasons that this might be happening that are not serious and then there is relapse. Dr. does not anticipate relapse but now wants us to stay in Chicago another month to keep an eye on him. So, back we go tomorrow! I have limited access to computer these days so have not posted but I read when I can. Please send an update on your Mom! CathyJanuary 11, 2005 at 10:06 pm #3073
That is great news Cathy. Tell Troy to keep up the good work (& you 2).January 11, 2005 at 10:32 pm #3074
Hi Cathy and Troy,
So glad to hear Troy is doing well! I’m sorry about his mom. Wishing him continued success and good health. Take care, JodyJanuary 12, 2005 at 6:59 am #3075
That’s awesome, Cathy — glad to hear from you and great to hear that Troy is doing well, and I’m hoping for continued success.
Mom is doing pretty well. She’s still pretty weak and tired, but getting up and around as much as possible. Her appetite is pretty poor — it drives my Dad crazy that she doesn’t eat any better than she does. It doesn’t seem to be that unusual, but we want to keep her energy up so that she can exercise more. Today, they did a ctscan to see if her lungs had any issues, and they didn’t find anything major, but we’ll hear more tomorrow — they just want to make sure that nothing is causing the weakness.
Keep up the good work, and keep in touch when you can.
GregJanuary 12, 2005 at 11:43 am #3076
Hi Kathy, Greg, I am so happy for both of you for the successful treatment of Troy and Greg’s Mom. I wish we could hear from Marsha? There is several good medicin to imcrease the appetite. Could she take something. My mother taking one and it is vorking well for her. George is feeling better, I don,t have to go to the hospital 5 am, I will go around 8,when the doctors are coming.Best wishes for the for Greg’s Mom and Troy for the rest of the recovery. KateJanuary 12, 2005 at 5:42 pm #3077
I received an email from Marsha this past Sunday! She wrote that she was doing fairly well, and was day 50+. I just thought I’d pass it along. She responded to an email I sent her on Nov. 17th. I’m hoping and praying for everyone’s recovery!
CherylJanuary 12, 2005 at 6:52 pm #3078
wow, that is all three Transplant people hopefully on the way to recovery. Hope their road gets even smoother as they get farther along. SuzanneJanuary 13, 2005 at 12:41 pm #3079
Cheryl, thanks for passing that along! It’s great to hear that Marsha’s doing OK.
GregJanuary 13, 2005 at 11:34 pm #3080
Just a note to say hi and hope things continue to move along in the right direction. Know you will be glad to get home. Barbra
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