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Created On: 06/30/2021 08:05 AM
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 08/31/2021 03:58 PM
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dingpatch

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Today is "Day 40" since the transplant! I feel fine and my Vanderbilt doctors tell me that I am doing Very Good! No signs of Graft Versus Host Disease (rejection). As of now, I'll be here until they "release" me on October 30th. Although, if I continue to improve, I may know by the end of September if they will release me early! But, in any case, I will be brought back to Nashvegas every 4 to 6 weeks for the "next year or two" for check-ups.
 08/31/2021 04:48 PM
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theglide

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Sweet!
 08/31/2021 06:19 PM
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1974

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Good to hear

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 09/07/2021 04:14 AM
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Cole

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Man ding, that's a serious work in progress!

Great to hear!

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 09/13/2021 09:17 AM
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Friday was Day 50 since my transplant. My Nurse Practitioner (NP) Donna had a very busy schedule so she handed me off to another NP because I was "easy" (a lot of the other Vets need all the help they can get)!!! I see my regular NP again this coming Tuesday. Got to drop one of my daily meds today, and I had my magnesium pills increased so that I shouldn't need any more infusions of "mag" (I've been "border-line")!!!!!!! Another multi-doses-a-day pill will be reduced next week!!!! While we were there this morning Barney overheard my Doctor ask the NP "how is he doing" and her reply was "Mr. Alward is doing OUTSTANDING"! I know that it is too soon to declare victory but, at least I do know that I am "ahead of the curve"!!!!!
 10/06/2021 07:43 AM
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Today is Day 76 since the transplant.

Yesterday, my Vandy Doctor told me that my Bone Marrow is 100% Donor!!!! BIG Milestone!!! But, still need continuous testing and such. "Rejection" is always a concern but, so far, there has been none.
 10/06/2021 08:20 PM
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Nice job!

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 10/07/2021 01:39 PM
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theglide

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Great news ding!!!!
 10/14/2021 06:16 AM
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dingpatch

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Today is Day 84.

Had a good talk with one of my Vanderbilt stem cell doctors yesterday morning. I asked and he told me that I can get the COVID vaccination after day 100! Additionally he made it very clear that I need to get the booster.

As of now, unvaccinated bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients have a 40% chance of death from COVID if not vaccinated!!!!!
 10/14/2021 01:25 PM
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I got the flu vaccine about 20 minutes ago. There were several people waiting for boosters. All Pfizer, it seemed. There's reason to believe that last winter's social distancing, banning of activities, and masking nearly eliminated flu. This winter there may be less immunity among the general public and the vaccine may be less good than usual--people who determine which strains will be covered had thin information to rely on. Flu was searched for, as usual, but not much was found.
 10/20/2021 10:52 AM
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dingpatch

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Fooking Yay, , , , , , , !

Yesterday was Day 90 and my lead Doctor told me that I will "Graduate" next Friday, the 29th! I'll be home Saturday night. !!!! He told me that he is sure that I'll be Okay and not to worry about anything as Vanderbilt/VA has the highest success rate in the USA !!!!!
It has been a long 4 months but, I will miss the fantastic medical folks here at the Vanderbilt VA (I am in love with so many nurses, they are poetry in motion !!!).!

Edited: 10/21/2021 at 10:47 AM by dingpatch
 10/21/2021 01:43 PM
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YEA!!!!!!!

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anyone know what happened to The Pandemic Response Team ? ? ? ...asking for a sick Nation.
 10/21/2021 06:05 PM
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Cole

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WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!

So awesome it deserves four!

WOOT!

Make that five!!

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 10/22/2021 03:38 PM
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ww

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Vanderbilt seems to have a huge medical reputation. On the side, Dolly Parton was treated for something at Vanderbilt's hospital and became a friend of her doc. The doc brought a promising covid vaccine that needed funding to her attention. She provided a million. Moderna, I think. Welcome back.
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