Let Me Explain

@amadeo (58920)
United States
September 20, 2016 4:29pm CST
Some are still a bit confused on my medical issues.Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, and the blood cells of people with MDS do not mature normally. There are three major types of blood cells—red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients with MDS can have decreased production of one, two, or all three types of blood cells. My bone marrow is diseased. The shot that I get every two weeks is call el crit.This is a shot of home made blood.With out this.I would have to get a blood transfusion. This is what keeps me alive.If it get any worse.Then it developed into Leukemia.I am lucky that this have this for me. Things can change as I get older.The shot is not working any more then maybe chemo is the next step. For now I am doing pretty good.The blood count is still very low but hanging in there.Not sure how long that this will last. My sister died from this.At that time they did not have the injection. So I am glad to be alive and function. Thank you for some that they were concern and a bit confused. the photo is mine.Another look at our walk from last week.
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@much2say (38270)
• United States
20 Sep 16
You are a guy so full of life . . . I hope things continue to go on well for you! Hang in there!
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@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@much2say thank you and will do my best there.That is why I have to keep moving
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@much2say (38270)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@marlina (70169)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
Dear Alfredo, Thank you so much for explaining what is "Myelodysplastic syndrome". And sorry that your sister passed away because of it. You are doing exceptionally well, still playing tennis and walking and totally enjoying life. Keep it going! I also have a blood problem : anti antibody phospholipid, my sister also passed away because of this and Lupus.
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@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@marlina thank you.sorry about your sister there.Not sure how this will last.But will keep pushing
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@marlina (70169)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
@amadeo That's the spirit and that is what I do too.
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@Juliaacv (27930)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
You are a perfect example of "living" with a serious health ailment. You have such a positive good way about you, that must keep you healthy to some extent.
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@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@Juliaacv yesI believe this is helping me.I have to keep moving.
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@KristenH (22808)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
20 Sep 16
Thanks Alfredo for letting us know. I have Leukopenia and have been taking multi-vitamins for one full year now as my treatment.
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@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@KristenH What is Leukopenia?
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@LoriAMoore (4861)
• United States
20 Sep 16
So are you weakened like an auto-immune system problem?
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@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
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@garymarsh6 (13097)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 16
It is good you keep yourself active and living a good healthy life. Keep positive and stay happy!
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@silvermist (18306)
• India
21 Sep 16
@amadeo Thank you for explaining the condition in detail.While I am sad at the situation,I am happy to see you playing Tennis,going for walks and enjoying life in general.
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Sep 16
I am glad to hear that these methods keep you alive. A good friend of mine had a bone marrow transplant about three years ago and has done very well. My red cell count is a bit low but stable.
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@crossbones27 (17470)
• Redlands, California
20 Sep 16
Hang in there, maybe they will come up with something else before to long.
@amadeo (58920)
• United States
20 Sep 16
@crossbones27 by that time my man.I will be out of here.LOL
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@jstory07 (64207)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Sep 16
I hope you will be alright you are a very nice guy and I like your discussions. Take care of yourself.
@Susan2015 (20004)
• United States
21 Sep 16
You have a very positive outlook. Hope that you stay feeling well.
@DianneN (71631)
• United States
21 Sep 16
Thank you for explaining this so well. Can you explain homemade blood? I'm so sorry for your sister, and wish you the best of health.
@responsiveme (14225)
• India
21 Sep 16
Keep going...your positive attitude and active life is an inspiration
@Tampa_girl7 (24372)
• United States
21 Sep 16
You are so blessed that they have the injection.
• United States
20 Sep 16
I'm glad that the injections are working for you & hope you continue enjoying life
@jaboUK (52859)
• United Kingdom
20 Sep 16
Thanks for explaining - you are lucky to have the shots available to you, I hope they continue to work.
@antonbunot (9512)
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Sep 16
I hope and pray medical science will be able soon to find a cure for MDS, my friend.
• United States
20 Sep 16
Oh I did not know you suffer from Myelodysplasia -- that is where the bone marrow is not sufficiently producing erythrocytes fast enough or even healthy so yes I suppose you do nee the 'home made blood' cause I don't think Burdock would be a sufficient cleanser and promoter for new cells . Sorry to hear about this @amadeo but am grateful you explained it