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    A quick update for my friends on Forums and Casebook. Firstly thanks so much for all the messages and good wishes I have received which have meant a great deal.
    The current situation is the chemotherapy was finished in May and has put the leukaemia into remission - there is now no trace of the disease. If I had no further treatment there is every likelihood the disease would come back in the long term so, in consultation with the medical staff, the lasting solution is a bone marrow transplant. This has now been time tabled and a donor found who is a perfect match for me.
    I will be going into hospital on 15 September and the transplant will be done on the 19 September. This procedure is not an invasive surgical procedure but is a transfusion of stem cells from the donor which should rebuild my immune system. I will be in hospital for about 3-4 weeks as during the early days after the infusion I will be effectively without an immune system. I am prepared for the transfusion by a short course (3 days) of mild chemotherapy and a one off session of low level radiotherapy.
    Because the match of the donor and myself is so good the chances of problems is very low level. The figures I have been quoted is that the chances of major problems is of the order of 1-2% and the possibility of minor reactions is about 30%.
    Because of the risk of infection while I'm in I will be in isolation but I can certainly cope with that and will have my laptop, tablet and mobile phone with me and there is wi-fi access in the hospital. So I will be able to keep in touch with what is going on!
    I must give unstinting praise to the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey where this treatment will be done. The staff and treatment I have received are incredible and this hospital is the world leader in the treatment of this disease so I really could not be in better hands.
    Thanks again to all my friends on casebook and Forums and I hope to be back in action and restored to health by the end of this year
    Best regards to all
    Chris Scott

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    Chris

    This is excellent news. So glad to hear it.
    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

    "Suche Nullen"
    (F. Nietzsche)

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    • #3
      Good news, Chris.

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      • #4
        good news

        Hello Chris. This is good news, indeed.

        All the best with it.

        Cheers.
        LC

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        • #5
          Sounds good Chris - great news about the donor match

          Don't forget to sterilise the laptop etc

          Best wishes

          Nemo

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          • #6
            Chris this is great news. I am sure it will be plain sailing except for one problem : your body may reject the hospital food.

            All my very best wishes.

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            • #7
              You'll hop this hurdle shortly Chris....and be back rarin' to go as usual.
              Chin up amigo !
              HB
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              • #8
                Great news! I hope everything goes smoothly.

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                • #9
                  Adding to what I put over on CB-Get Well Chris!

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like things are on the right track, Chris. Good news indeed.
                    Best Wishes,
                    Cris Malone
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                    "Objectivity comes from how the evidence is treated, not the nature of the evidence itself. Historians can be just as objective as any scientist."

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                    • #11
                      Good luck with everything, I hope it all goes well.

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                      • #12
                        VERY best wishes for your full recovery, Chris!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the update. The best of luck to you, Chris.

                          Chris
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                          • #14
                            Thanks for all the good wishes and messages - they really do mean a lot
                            Chris

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                            • #15
                              Positive vibes your way mate
                              Jenni
                              "be just and fear not"

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