Wifes Final Dr. Appt. prior to being the donor

@webeishere (36377)
United States
November 28, 2007 11:20pm CST
Well we spent most the day at the Drs. office, clinic, and the lab at the hospital today. Her physical was good with no forseen problems to being a marrow donor for her brother, Her chest x-ray was fine. The EKG showed no irregularities or problems. So pysically my wife has been cleared by our family Dr. for the donor process. Now the lab work on the blood went absolutely fantastic. We drove beforehand to find the nearest FedEx/Kinkos to ship the samples from and to get a rough estimate. Then to the Hospital for the blood to be drawn. This Hospital lab staff was so great in their work that was done. They sent out an MSO order which is Misc. Send Out. Which means they avoided a lot of exspense for us as far as the cost of the lab work. Then they did more fandangled great paper work avoidance by them doing the final shipping, and billing it to The University of Michigan. So all in all there was no cost to us at all today for anything that was done. Can't beat that. The hospital did a great job of avoiding red tape and shipping problems as well. So thats the update. She leaves for Micigan on the 13th and will return between the 22nd and 24th depending on the way it goes there. By this time tomorrow the University of Michigan will have all they need until she gets there for all her future appts. with their staff. HAHAHA! She is already scheduluded for 3 one hour appointments on the 14th is just the start I guess for her. Thanks all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
29 Nov 07
That is so wonderful the hospital was able to do all that work for you and your wife. What a relief it must have been for you two not having to do the paperwork or shipping. Far better than that other clinic you were at.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Speaking of the other clinic the lab is also where my wife had her x-ray and EKG taken at. That woman would not even look at either of us. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Well at least you know they actually talked to the woman! She was so rude she is probably lucky to still have her job! Good for you!
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I'm so glad things went really smooth today for your wife..and that was great that you didn't have additional costs there for sending the blood out. I sure hope she can be back before the 24th--that would be a nice Christmas gift to you to have her back then, right? :)
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Oh yeah we all need our Angel home soon after. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
29 Nov 07
An Angel to watch over you. - I found this Angel somewhere she will atch over you.
I think she is doing a terrific thing and I am tickled pink to hear that health wise she is in great shape How do you feel about all this?I think you sound very supporting of everything you both are wonderful people and I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers Have a fantastic day.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Thanks for the prayers and the Angel. I am very supportive of her actions in this matter. I won't be traveling with her though as I am my fathers caregiver and am staying home to tend to him. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
29 Nov 07
God has a way of watching over these things.....sounds alot like he's on your side! Glad it's going so smoothly. Makes the process for everyone alot easier!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Yeah it's about time something went our way for a change huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
29 Nov 07
dear grandpa bob, i hope that there is no pain when she goes through the donor process, is there...do they put your wife unconscious through the process...our prayers continue to be with you and your wife...stanzi
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Nope it's done through 2 needles, one in each arm. Not too painful of a process actually. Thanks for the prayers. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
29 Nov 07
My prayers are with you and yours. I am so glad she can be a donner for her brother. I guess she will be giving his the best christmas present anyone can give another human being. I pray everything goes smoothly for all envolved. I pray that the lord watches over the staff and doctors and gides them in the procedures. Take care Granpa Bob and family
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
29 Nov 07
glad to hear all is going so great.what a nice deal you got as well.i hope she will be ok going through all this and i give her so much support for doing what she is doing.it's so beautiful.as always prayers.pattie
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
glad to hear all is well with your wife and her visit to the hospital went well.all the best with the donor procedure.her brother is a lucky man cheers sue
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
This is a lot of busy work for your wife. But it is positive that all appointments have gone so well. The added benefit is that your wifes health is great. Good Luck with all this.
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
Oh my goodness it's getting exciting yet nerve wrecking now as time grows near. I know you'll always keep us informed. Debbie good luck.
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
29 Nov 07
Hello Dear,thank you for informing us about all procedures!It is good for you that you have such a good hospital care!!My heart is with you!!I wish you both all the Best!!See you and Regards Silvana
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@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, I'm so happy to hear that everything went smoothly. I'm sure there'll be a lot of preparations before December 13th rolls around, with packing, flight arrangements etc. I'm so thankful that you're going to have her home in time for Christmas. Did I just dream this, or did you say in another of your discussions, that she'll have a sore hip, and legs after the procedure? I'm asking this, because you said to another respondent here, that this is done with a needle in each arm. Maybe I'm confused here, and if so, sorry, and it wouldn't be the first time. HAHA.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Nov 07
She will have a sore leg due to the injections she has to administer to her thigh twice a day for 5 days is all. The flight has been arranged and reserved already. So it's pack and head out soon for her. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
30 Nov 07
Thanks! Now I remember what you said about her administering the shots. I'm glad to hear that her flight's all arranged, and all of the expenses are taken care of. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
30 Nov 07
I haven't been here for awhile and have missed out on everything thats going on. It is really terrific of your wife to be doing this. I will be praying for all of you.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 Nov 07
Thanks for the prayers. they are always welcomed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
29 Nov 07
Hi grandpa Bob, I am so happy that everything is looking good..I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers...
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 07
I am glad that all is going so well so far and I wish her the best for when she goes and well done on her to
@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
2 Dec 07
Hello! That's nice to hear grandpa bob that everything went well in the hospital. Well done to the hospital staff for being so helpful and accommodating to both of you, it would be nice if all hospitals are like that. I hope all will be well and smooth sailing, your wife is a dear one, such a big heart. Take care. *smile*. ciao! c",)