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Old 06-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #176
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Hey. thanks for posting that! I'm still hoping to not need it but it's such an important thing.

A couple more sessions with the chemo drug and it's off for a couple of weeks. Have to go in on Saturday of all days to get more blood.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:40 AM   #177
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JOIN the registry for FREE June 8 - 22,...

http://www.marrow.org/HELP/Events/Ma...009/index.html


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Just posting the link again on this page.

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Old 06-06-2009, 06:54 PM   #178
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Back with more blood.

The nurses in the lab like the ones at the doctor's office speak very highly of the new medication. They say give it a couple of months for results. I'm pretty optimistic.

Meanwhile....

Woodstock Translation

Finally, after 40 years, someone has opened the vault and revealed the
answer to a question that has clawed at our brains since the 1969 Woodstock
album was released:

What the hell were the lyrics to Joe Cocker's version of 'A Little Help
From My Friends'?

He was so wigged-out, no one has been
able to understand his garbled, mush-mouth version.

....until now!

Click link below for the lyrics .. FINALLY IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR!

....... <http://www.elwp.com/Joe%20Cocker.html>
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #179
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Scary....I understood Joe back in '69. Now things ain't so clear... Peace!
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:56 PM   #180
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That is a great thing you did Patti.
A lot of lives are saved with bone marrow and peripheral stem cell transplants. For many people it is a last chance for a cure for blood cancers. and of course so many lives are saved every day with blood trasnfusitons. Thanks for doing that.
Our prayers are with you and your family Fez!
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #181
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Many thanks!

It looks better and better that I won't be doing the bone marrow transplant but if nothing else the one thing that this MDS has done for me is to make me keenly aware of that. Get yourself checked and if someone needs the bone marrow go for it! I can tell you as the veteran of a few marrow draws that the pain is short and less than you think. What you can do for another person is immeasurable!

Last day of chemo for the first cycle Tuesday morning. Second cycle starts probably end of the month. Maybe by August the transfusions will slow down. That's the idea anyway.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:09 PM   #182
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They will send me a kit in about a week. All you do is swab the inside of your cheek and send it back in the postage paid envelope. I would love to be able to help someone.

Hey, thanks, Bill.

Hi Fezo, I have 4 chapters left to go in that Grisham book, The Testament. It's good! I like the name of Troy Phelan Sr.'s attorney. Rings a bell. I'll have to read some more of his. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #183
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Yeah, I like that one.

Yes indeed - the test is absolutely nothing and the procedure if they do need your marrow isn't so bad.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #184
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Good combination of things yesterday. 1st thing in the morning was the last chemo of the month. Now we let it work and keep hopes up.

In the evening it was Elvis Cistello and the Sugarcanes. he's doing a kind of American these days. This was the opening night of the tour and was really good. Acoustic. Way cool.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:36 PM   #185
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Yeah that was a good book. I had it on the shelf for so long,... like some others. I asked my mom if she had any John Grisham books. She didn't but she is going to help me look for some.

Wow, you had something good to do yesterday. Good way to start your time off. Sounds like that was a great show.

I listened to your CD, 'Taking The Moon For A Walk' 3 times yesterday. Also played my new Yusef CD, 'Roadsinger' once. It's really good. Nice pictures too. There is this blue and white volkswagon van he got looking really cool. I used to ride around in one like that a lot in the 70s listening to music. (but Cat's is painted up with some nice artwork) Way cool.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #186
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Yeah, that's one of my favorite Grishams. i have to start another novel. I'm doing a little non-fiction right now and it's dragging. nothing like a good novel to kill time when getting blood....

Glad to hear you're still listening to that CD! I really have to put enough songs together for another. Between kids and various medical maladies it's tough to concentrate on such a thing.
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:11 AM   #187
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Hey Fezo, it sounds like you are doing well with your treatments. That's so great to read It's gotta be rough sometimes but you seem to be keeping your chin up through all of this. That's wonderful...it will help you get well.

Patti, I am so proud to be your friend You are such a special lady...hugs to you!
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:54 AM   #188
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There are so many Grisham novels. Glad I happened to have one of your favorite ones here. Took me long enough to get it off the shelf. Didn't know if I would like reading courtroom drama, but it was an excellent adventure in Brazil. If you don't mind, what's another one or two of your favorite Grishams? ... it must get to you sometimes having to get blood. God be with you.

Yeah, I do like that CD. You guys done good. I miss going out listening to music like that. Might start that up again someday. Just a couple days after you had mentioned that your mandolin player had moved away, someone happened to let me check out his new mandolin. I had never gotten to hold one before. It was really nice. I hope that if you have a good mandolin player living close by, that you meet him soon.

Nightingale, you are a wonderful friend. ... or you were.

Fezo, that Joe Cocker video with those goofy lyrics cracked me up.
Nice to have good friends. !!!

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Old 06-15-2009, 03:46 PM   #189
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OK, let me see.... The Broker is pretty cool. I liked The Firm. The Last juror is very good.

I liked Playing for Pizza a lot but you have to have the right head for it. No lawyers - well, there's a judge but that part isn't the main thing in the novel.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #190
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Back for more blood tomorrow. Phooey! Oh, well. Expecting better things in the next couple of months.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:42 AM   #191
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Thanks very much for the information on the books, Steve.

Hope all goes well tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:53 PM   #192
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Well, I'm back and all seems well. I still get all kinds of encouragement on the new medication so we will see. Tough to wait for things to kick in but att this point I'm used to it.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #193
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Boy, that homeloan86 person seems to be everywhere.....
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #194
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fezo,

You are an excellent example for the rest of us to never give up. Thank you so very much for your positive attitude and your willingness to share. I have learned a lot from you.

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #195
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #196
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Hey, doing that much - go ahead and take an extra week vacation!

I could stand being in Sarasota...
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:31 AM   #197
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These books sound good, Fezo. I just heard about them on tv. You might like the last three.

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Old 06-25-2009, 10:02 AM   #198
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Hi Steve, I hope you don't mind me 'recommending' books I haven't read, but I trust they are good ones since they were recommended by some alright people. The first one sounds like it was just for people that were into 'Sex In The City' or something like that. That title may have captured a large viewing audience, and it may have been a good show, but I wouldn't know. I dug around on some old shelves but didn't find any Grisham books, so I guess I will have to go to the library...maybe. There's a library basement I have been wanting to go to where they sell used books for 10 cents or so on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it's an hour away. Today I have to see if the computer repair people show up.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:29 PM   #199
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I'm always good to hear what someone recommends. sometimes i follow up and sometimes not largely because I get a ton of recommendations. Would that I had better eyes.

Just finished a recent Stephen King - Duma Key. It was OK. While not a far of the genre he writes well - particularly so before he got big. His first several books, other than Carrie, are great reads - The Stand, the Dead Zone and The Shining.
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Just got back from the library a little while ago. I checked out The Firm. Since it's one you liked, I think it must be good. I hope your eyes get better. You know, I got diagnosed with macular degeneration a couple of times, but they are fine now.
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