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Molly: Tandem SCT for DLBCL - ALL clear after 4 years!

4 year anniversary 
Posted by: "Molly"
Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:48 pm (PST) 
Hi all!

I just went through my 4 year testing - PET/CT scan and pulmonary function 
test - and of course the regular blood work. I have refused a bone marrow 
aspirate since my 1st anniversary - no need to cause so much pain when they 
can get most of their answers from the peripheral blood.

So, 4 years after my tandem stem cell transplants,

I AM CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My lungs are back to 100% capacity although they are not completely 
efficient yet. My counts are normal, my CBC is normal. Basically I need to 
gain weight and I am good to go!

I do have lasting stiffness in my shoulders from GVHD that may or may not 
improve with regular PT and stretching. I am almost off all my medications 
- 6 more weeks and multi-vitamins will be my ONLY pills!

So, there is a light at the end of tunnel and I am putting on my sunglasses!!


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