1. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    Hi, not posted for a while, though I've been on and off reading postings.

    It looks like Dad's myelodysplasia is developing into leukaemia after all.

    He's too weak to even go and see Mum. In and out of hospital for transfusions.

    Think I'm going to have to be very strong in the coming months.
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,577
    Kent
    I`m so sorry taylorcat, what a worry for you. There`s nothing I can say to make it better, I just hope you`ll have the strength to see it through.

    Love xx
     
  3. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    Thanks Sylvia, it's good to know someone's listening
     
  4. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Hi Taylorcat, yes, we're listening!:)

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, you certainly have got a lot on your plate at the moment.

    Come and talk to us whenever you feel like it, we can't help, but we can support.

    Love,
     
  5. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    So sorry about dad taylorcat.There's nothing i can say will help you,just that theres always someone here to talk to.
    love elainex
     
  6. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Dear Taylorcat,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Dad at this terrible time.
    Best wishes. Christine
     
  7. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Hi Taylorcat

    I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My husbands just been diagnosed with chronic leukemia and is in the process of receiving chemo. Are they proposing any chemo for your father?
     
  8. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    Yes, Jennifer they are. A few weeks ago he said he didn't want it but he's going to give it a go and see how he is. he hasn't actually been diagnosed yet but it looks like it's going that way as they are taking another bone marrow sample to see why the transfusions are no longer making him feel any better.
     
  9. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Taylorcat - as you probably know chemo comes in as many flovours as there are people, so there's no way to know just how a specific regime will affect him. However, I will say this: my husband has completed his first cycle, and although he was exhausted at the end of the week, he has now got more energy than I've seen him have in months (or maybe, years). I think he's wise to at least give it a try. I hope the BM biopsy gives you some answeres - that's a pretty foul procedure.

    Love
     
  10. taylorcat

    taylorcat Registered User

    Jun 18, 2006
    171
    W.Scotland
    Jennifer, do you mind me asking what age your husband is?
     
  11. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    No, I don't have a problem sharing his age (mine well.....:D) He's 58 (and I'm (whispering) 51).

    Not as young as some, not as old (for this version of leukemia) as most.
     

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