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#21 peanut

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

Hey friends, I may have an update on Friday, so thanks for the good thoughts. I say may cause you never know with insurance... truly.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

Hi friends,
Last night my President/advocate called me and told me they're working on a single case contract with Northwestern so it IS GOING TO HAPPEN its just a matter of when. I'm so thrilled. The soonest will be mid February... I'm so excited.

Thank you my dear friends.
hugs & GOOD health,
peanut

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

Peanut,
That is terrific news!!!
Warm and gentle hugs,

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:05 PM

Congratulations! Such good news!!!

Quick question..................does a person have to be really sick with sclero symptoms to get a stem cell or how does a person know or qualify for this type of treatment?

Warm hugs from Minnesota.

Peggy

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:08 PM

Wow, that is just fantastic...I'm really happy and excited for you too!!
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:20 PM

Peanut, I'm tremendously excited for you! What a wonderful victory!!! We'll all be rooting for you as you go through the process, which can be daunting, to say the least. Here's hoping you will enjoy some delightful health improvements from it.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:42 PM

Hey Peggy,
I'm very sick, but if you're interested and have the time it never hurts to inquire. If you are interested, look up the clinical trials page, or PM me and I'll give you my contacts.

I'm very excited but worn out and coming down with something. I think I have a fever. I hope its nothing serious...

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:07 PM

Peanut,

Great news! I am very happy for you. Best of luck with everything. It is a long process but it is well worth it! If I can be of any assistance during the process don't hesitate to ask. Some of the greatest help I had during the process was speaking with those that went before me. I cannot tell you how happy I am for you.

Dave in FL

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:18 PM

Peanut,
I am absolutely THRILLED for you! With the determination you have for getting into the trial, you will definitely fly through the procedure. It's great to see Dave doing so well and you should use his experience as much as possible.

Peggy, Using the link that Peanut provide you can get directly to the home Page of these trials. In some cases you can email directly is you have a specific question. A couple of years ago I emailed the "contact" on the SCOTS Trial page to see if having a pagemaker disqualified me. I got an answer within 24 hours. So the point is, if you can't find the qualifying criteria on the website, then just email them directly. (BTW - the pacemaker DID disqualify me. Oh well)

Big Hugs to you Peanut. It's going to be quite interesting watching you go through this experience.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:55 PM

:lol: YaHoo! Whopee! Yesssssss! Way to Go!!!!! Uh huh--Uh huh!!! Congratulations!

Peanut,

This is such fantastic news!!!! It's late but I decided to check in anyway. This is the first post I checked in on. I am soooooo glad I did. Enjoy your victory!

xoxo emmie

PS Did I mention how happy I am for you! :D

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:43 PM

Sorry to hear you are coming down with something, never good news in the best of circumstances. Please do rest a bit. I am VERY pleased you finally got some positive news on this and look forward to hearing more on the process as it unfolds.
Warm wishes,
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:25 AM

Great news! Break out the champagne! Regards, Gidget

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:55 AM

YAY!!! Excellent news, Peanut!!! I'm so glad for you. Whew.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:48 AM

Congrats Peanut! I am so happy to hear the news. You're a breath of fresh air for so many of us. It's wonderful that things have turned around for you.
Take care and stay warm,

Michelle