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I have CMML. I have been pretty stable on a micro dose chemo thru Dr. Yogen at Cleveland Clinic for almost 4 years. I am happy to write to you if you email me. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Amy, I have been on a micro dose decitabine protocol for almost 4 years. It is still working but not as well as it did and I know we will be looking for something else soon. I am 72 and not a good candidate for a transplant. I would be very, very interested in the new therapy you received. Could you please give me the information. My email is: email@example.com. Debbie Stern
I am 72 and have been on a micro dose of Decitabine for 3 and 1/2 years.Although,I am not quite as good as I was 3 years ago, I am still stable and totally functional. Dr. Yogen Saunthararajah at Cleveland Clinic developed the micro dose protocol I am on. I am curious to know who your dr. is and what dose you are getting. I am getting 0.2mg/kg body weight so 14 mg injected in the abdomen weekly. Is that what you are getting?May I ask where you are treated?
As for how long this can work, everyone is different…and the disease can progress slowly or suddenly. I have been lucky so far! Best of luck!
I was diagnosed with CMML in 2019 after first diagnosed with MDS in 2017. I am happy to talk to you about this. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Debbie
Kathy, may I ask where you had your transplant and did you have a 10/10 match? I am 72 and will need a transplant but only 9/110 match.
Lawrence, My Oncologist is talking about adding a low dose Venetoclax when my micro dose Decitabine stops working. My understanding is that regular dosing with Venetoclax can drop your counts, so I would ask your Oncologist about that issue.
I have been stable 3+ years on 0.2mg per kg body weight but we don’t know how long it will work for. Debbie
I live in Buffalo too and am treated at Roswell which is probably where you are treated?. This would be a good question to discuss with your Oncologist. I bet they could help arrange transfusions in Hilton Head if they are okay with you going.Feel free to contact me. My number is: 716-688-0058.
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Best of luck in the rest of your journey.
following…I am also interested. I am on 1/2 the lowest dose of Lexepro (5mg). When I went up to 10mg, I did think my platelets got lower, so I went back to 5mg and am not having a problem. I wonder if some antidepressants are better than others.
Hi Alan, Thank you for responding. I have seen posts where patients have said that an increase in bone pain seemed to come with progression for them. I am so hoping that is not the case, so good to hear it did not mean progression of disease for you!My pain migrates from under knees to thighs, and lower back/hips. I will try Aleve. I am always scared to take anything that might effect blood counts. May I ask where your platelets were at when you noticed the aching pain? Feel free to write me at: email@example.com. As I said, mine dropped to 142 from 172 when I noticed the pain starting….I guess I need to get another blood draw and see if there is progression…is anyone on pain killers for this migrating achiness? If so, what?
Randy, I too am being treated at Roswell and live in Buffalo! Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am low risk and was diagnosed 14 months ago. My counts are near normal and I am “watch and wait”. I did travel overseas in the summer, and wore Curad Anti Viral face masks that I bought in the pharmacy. I also used alot of hand sanitizer. I did not get sick. It depends on her counts, particularly Neutrophils. She should ask her Dr. if it is okay to travel. I was told there is no reason not to travel right now. Best of luck.
Hi guys, So I was diagnosed with MDS/MPN U after being diagnosed somewhere else with multilineage myelodysplasia. I am not sure which it is. Will get a third opinion this month. I was told it is MDS/MPN U because my Anemia is Normocytic. I was told that it is usually Macrocytic if it is regular MDS….I am not even sure all Hematologists would agree with that, as the first one said Multilineage Myelodysplasia. I will let you know after I get a third opinion. I have Hgb of 10.7, mildly low Hematocrit and platelets and RBCs, and low normal white blood cells. I am watch and wait. Debbie
I also was diagnosed with MDS/MPN U in Febrary. I would be happy to talk to you. Please write me at email@example.com. and tell me more and we can share more. Who is your oncologist that diagnosed you and where is he/she? There are MDS and CMML FB groups and really you could fit in either, but I also don’t personally know anyone else with this specific category of MDS, and would love to know how many are out there and what they have been told. Please write me. Debbie
Clement Rose, I would like to talk to you about Chinese meds. and alternatives. Can you email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have low HGB (10.3) only at this point and am thinking about doing Chinese herbs . Also there is an alternative Cancer Dr. in NYC named Raymond Chang who wrote an interesting book called, “Beyond the Magic Bullet-the Anti-Cancer Cocktail”. He uses off label drugs, Chinese herbs and homeopathy to treat Cancer. I am wondering if anyone has gone to him. I am willing to try any alternative anyone has had success with for anemia and beginning bone marrow abnormalities. Thank you.