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#1 PrincessB

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:08 PM

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to share how happy I am that I've been randomised into the stem cell transplant arm of the ASTIS trial. I would have been happy to be starting a treatment either way, but I really wanted that one. I think I must be the cheeriest patient my doctor has ever had, my cry of "YIPPEE!" when he told me was greeted with a bemused "Well, yes, I was happy too".

I have an appointment with the haemotologist whose department will be carrying out the treatment on 10th August and will be starting before 4th September. Will let you know how things go...
Diagnosed diffuse systemic scleroderma December 2005 (on my 30th birthday, as if turning 30 wasn't enough?!)

#2 LisaBulman

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:56 AM

That is awesome!!! Congrats!!

Please keep us posted on your journey through the trial.

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#3 Margaret

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 01:39 AM

Congratulations, Princess!!! Results seem to be very positive for stem cell treatment.

Take care, Everyone.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:33 AM

That's great news! Let us know how things go.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 03:48 AM

CONGRATS!!!!

I'll be sending good vibes for a great outcome= tj

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:52 AM

PrincessB , keep us up to date on the different procedings. How you felt before and after. About how long it takes to feel almost normal. We will be here cheering you on and hopefully someone in your family will give us the scoop on how well you are doing. Sheryl
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:07 AM

Congratulations Princess!!
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:17 AM

PrincessB Thats wonderful news!!I am so happy that you got in. As the others have asked, do please keep us up to date on this.

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:40 AM

Hey, Princess. So glad you got into the arm you wanted. I look forward to hearing your progress along with the others.
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