Let Me Explain
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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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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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