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    Randy Mosley

    My name is Randy. I am a 64 year old male. Under going treatment with Vidaza for MDS. Just completed my 4th round. This is preparation for stem cell transplant. How long does it take for your Lab numbers to begin to rise if they are going to? How long does it take after treatment for numbers to rise. This affects my RBC,WBC,Hemoglobin, and Platelets. Just need some words of encouragement. Thank you.



    Hi Randy,
    I am a 60 year old male that was diagnosed in Nov 2016. I am about to begin my 14th round of Vidaza on Monday. I don’t think I am tough enough to go through the transplant. I saw improvement in 3 months on Vidaza and in 6 months had close to normal numbers (they vary allot within the month). Remember that everyone is slightly different and responds differently. I hope the transplant goes well for you.


    Randy Mosley

    Thank you James for your response. Both my Doctor’s feel I was strong enough to go through the transplant. It is a slow process. I am hopeful they will get to where I need to be for the transplant. It would be encouraging to know the Vidaza is working. I pray in due time I see evidence of that. My Lab numbers are becoming more consistent and holding where they are. No further decline so far. Thank God. Dr.’s told me my Platelets would be the first numbers to come back up. But one Dr. told it looked like my WBC was coming back up first. Lab numbers are still way low. Could be worse I guess. Thanks again.

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