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  • #2580

    Neil
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    Congressman Robert Matsui (Calif 5th Dist) passed away from MDS.
    He recently entered The Bethesda Naval Hospital with pneumonia.
    Neil

    #2581

    eve
    Member

    hi neil

    i had heard he died of pneumonia & had a stem cell abnormality – I was wondering if it was mds

    eve

    #2582

    Neil
    Member

    There is more info at: http://www.house.gov/matsui/

    #2583

    eve
    Member

    thanks neil

    i wonder if he was on any treatments for the mds

    would be interesting to know

    eve

    #2584

    czaring
    Member

    In a statement announcing Matsui’s death, his office disclosed that the congressman had been diagnosed several months ago with myelodysplastic disorder, an often-fatal form of bone marrow cancer. The congressman’s family said he entered the hospital on Dec. 24 with pneumonia.

    This is how is was phrased in the article I found on-line at story.news.yahoo.com ….. as soon as I heard “rare blood disorder” I got a sick feeling in my stomach and started pecking away on-line. I always do that and then I’m always sorry I did.

    My mom is responding positively to her very expensive injections and her hematocrit has come up to 33 from 31.8 on November 30. Hemaglobin has come up as well – but she forgot to ask. She’s not receiving Procrit – but a similar formula …. every two weeks …. she knows no more than than. She’s sort of sticking with her “head in the sand” approach and depending on me to throw up any flags or questions. Does anybody think it is alarming if they are not closely monitoring her blood pressure?

    #2585

    sarah
    Member

    I wonder what classification he was and if he was taking treatments?

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