FINALLY !! Some GREAT family news !

@webeishere (36351)
United States
November 14, 2007 11:04pm CST
Well in the past there has been nothing but health issues in my family. Well this evening I recieved a call from The University Of Michigan. It seems that my wife Debbie is a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant for her brother. This was much needed news and great that it came when it did as we all were getting very very stressed recently. Now we wait for the University to relay this info to her brothers Dr then they will contact us soon with the info for when the donor surgery wetc takes place. I would love to go to Michigan again but due to dads health my wife will be going alone. I just wanted to share this news with all my friends. I wish to than all for the prayers and thoughs and concern when I started the discussion about her being tested to see of she was a match. This is great news. F I N A L L Y !!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
15 Nov 07
WOOOHOOOOOOOO YAAAAAAAAAAAA -does happy dance- That is WONDERFUL news indeed, Grandpa Bob. Wish you go with your wife as well for support. Hmmmmm...what about Minnie? Can she have dad stay with her so you can go?
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
No dancing allowed in my monitor please. Especially you. HAHAHA! Thanks also. No this would be a few day ordeal and she has the grandsons etc. I won't ask. I am fine staying really. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 07
What? No dancing allowed? And why not? It's great news! And great news is always followed by a happy dance!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
You may dance Purple. Tee hee hee. Be very careful though. My monitor is slippery.
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@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
Obviously Grandma Deb has given this the utmost consideration and this is what she wants to do. Therefore I need to tell you I am very happy for everyone involved. Congratulations!!! Being a caregiver also I wish I was living near by so I could sit with dear ol' dad. I'm sorry to see Grandma Deb go through this without you there. Is there such a thing as restbite for a few days? I know they have it in some parts of the world. Never the less you have my blessings and I promise to pray for you all. A promise is a promise...
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I am not going to bust my butt trying to go. I will be fine here and Deb will make it through. She just has the flight is all. She wants to see her brother and sister badly so that keeps her not thinking too much about going alone. Thanks for the blessing and prayers. Bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I am about 25 miles from Ann Arbor. So come on over and bring some chocolate bars...lol. I hope your brother does well with his transplant. You are deserving of some great news for a change.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
What city? I grew up in Dearborn Heights. I have a brother in Belleville and an Aunt in Flat Rock and another relative in Taylor. Thanks this was some much needed news. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I am in Garden City. I didn't know you grew up in this area. At least if you have to come here, you will be in familiar territory. Just curious, but why did you move to Minnesota?
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I moved here due to lack of work in MI and my dad had the farm up here. Been here cince 1975. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 07
That is great news Grandpa Bob! I am really happy for you and your wife! I will definitely keep you and your family in my thoughts and heart! Please keep us posted hun! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Yeah. It's superb. With all that's been on our plates I had somewhat forgotten about the test results pending. So the call shocked yet surprised me. Thanks for all your support and love also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 07
Your more then welcome hun, please keep us posted!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
You know I will Purple. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Australia
15 Nov 07
That is great. I hope that all goes well from here. Fingers crossed for both the siblings!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thank you very much. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Australia
16 Nov 07
It will still be a tough time for all, but it should be smoother than say 10 years ago. Modern medicine is amazing these days!
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I will have you all in my prayers. I have been to the University of Michigan Hospital, its one of the best in the states. I feel so sorry that your wife will have to make the trip there by herself. Isn't there someone close by, that can stay with your dad so she doesn't have to go thru all that by herself. Take care and I hope everything works out ok.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
yES IT IS. i AM FROM mICHIGAN ORIGINALLY. oNLY A FEW MILES FROM aNN aRBOR ACTUALLY. i WAS BORN AND RAISED IN dEARBORN hEIGHTS mICHIGAN. Noone to stay that I would feel comfortable with. But that's okay I can handle it. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Its a small world sometimes, I live an hour south of Ann Arbor.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
15 Nov 07
I was about to go to bed when I saw your discussion, & I just had to respond. I think this is absolutely wonderful news. If I were your wife, I would be honoured that I could help a brother who is very ill with cancer. I guess it wont be easy for her, but your wife is obviously strong willed. The human spirit will prevail, & your brother in law will recover. Keep us informed.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
HAHAHA! I went to bed right after posting it. Well not to bed really, I sat up talking with the wife. But I logged off right after posting this. She was starting to feel bad because she hadn't seen him in 4 years or more. She was feeling a bit guilty that he would pass away before she got to see him again. Now she may be the one that saves his life. Amazing how things can change suddenly. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov 07
That is wonderful News and I am happy for you Is there no one that can take care of your Dad I hope it all works out and goes well
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks it was GREAT news for all involved. We are not going to worry about me going with. It needs to be done and not going to stress ourselves trying to worry about a sitter etc for dad. It needs to be done. Thank you very much. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Fishmomma (11369)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I'm glad that she is a match. Her brother will be able to have a normal life again. The waiting is so hard and stressful.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
We are hoping after the marrow donation that it brings him back to some type of normalcy in his life. he has been in and out of the hospital and comas for a few months. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
15 Nov 07
wonderful news my friend,i am so glad to hear that,also that your wife was a match.see all prayers do get answered when you need them too.very happy to hear that.pattie
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Oh man did we need something good to occur in and or around our lives. It was getting hard to make it through the days recently. This was a much needed respite from the stress and all. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• China
15 Nov 07
CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOU! A perfect body for everyone is very important,because he must live in the world ,he must use his body to talk with anther people ,he must do many things and so on.so congratulations to you .
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thank you also very much. The support here just grows each day. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
15 Nov 07
AWESOME Grandpa.. I am so happy your wife was a match. I am sure she is ecstatic being able to help her brother. As you know, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers, I I wish that everything goes smoothly with the donor surgery. Congrats Grandpa on the good news.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Well she is more nervous actually. HAHAHA! She hates Drs etc. But yes she is very glad she can help him out. Thanks for the continued prayers etc. Still needed in my life. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mwala1287 (284)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
Thats Great. I wish you and your family allthe best!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thanks a bunch. This was needed badly. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
This is indeed very great news Grandpa Bob! Imagine being able to actually help save a loved ones life! I pray that all would come out well and without a hitch for you and your family. God bless you all!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Just saving ANYONES life is a reward at all. But the life of a loved one is a treasure to say the least. Thanks for the prayers as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
15 Nov 07
That is so wonderful! I have been waiting to hear an update. You had my prayers (well your whole family did!) Let us know how things work out!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
wE NEEDED SOMETHING GOOD TO HAPPEN HERE. iT WAS GETTING VERY BAD AROUND HERE AS FAR AS OUR SPIRITS AND ALL. nOT JUST ME EITHER. tHE PRAYERS are always welcomed for us. This is so great to hear. The whole family is estatic abiut the news. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
15 Nov 07
What WONDERFUl news!!!!! Yeah more prayers being answered!!! I hope all goes well and will continue to keep you all in my prayers
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
We almost lost her brother two weeks ago. He was called last night with the news as well. Thing is he is getting out of the hospital today and sent home until further notice. So he has improved greatly in the past 2 weeks also. Thanks for the continued prayers. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDAP BOB !!~
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, Wow, this is such amazingly great news. What your wife's done, and is about to do, is such a special gift. I'm sure her brother will be deeply touched and very grateful, to have this chance. She's a very brave and strong woman, as well. Is there another family member who can go with her, when she has this done? I also know it won't be easy, and will keep 'both' of them, in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us informed here, as to any new developments. Take Care.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
We are not going to worry anymore about her goping alone. We're both fine with it. We just want this over and hope that it is of great help to save his life at this point. So for now she is going alone. When she goes is the next mystery to be solved. HAHAHAHA! Thanks bunches also for everything in the past few months. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 07
Like I've already mentioned, she's a very brave woman. If it were me, I'd want someone with me, but would in the end, if 'push came to shove' go by myself, if absolutely necessary. What a miracle it'll be if she's able to save his life, in this way. It's already wonderful that she's a match. Do you think it'll take place before Christmas, and/or do you know how long she'll be away? You're very welcome, once again, Grandpa Bob. I value your friendship.:)
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@violeta_va (4832)
• Australia
15 Nov 07
that is a great news I am happy for you all. What a great thing she is doing and I wish them both all the best. Few ywars ago when I just turned 18 a man from my country needed bone marrow transplant and he had no relatives in Australia so in the Macedonian Community news paper there was a plea to anyone that would like to be testet (as the chances a better for someone from your race or whatever to be compatible) I went and had some blood taken but I wasnt a match. They asked me if I would help another peron and I said yes. I didnt hear anything for 4 years than when I was pregnant they called to ask if I wanted to do it as there was a young girl to whom I was a perfect match. I could not do it as I was 4 monts pregnant and I belive they took me off the list because 5 years later they have not called again.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
They stated that my wifes test results will be in their data bank in case she wishes to donate again to others as well. I can't do this as I have too many health problems. But this news was greatly needed and welcomed. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Grandpa Bob, I am so very happy and excited that your wife is a match. That is the best news. I know you all must feel relieved after getting that call and your wife must feel very blessed to be able to help her brother and he too must feel grateful for her. I will be thinking about all of you with possitive thoughts for a very happy ending. Please keep us updated.:)
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Nov 07
This was something we desperately needed in our lives. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
16 Nov 07
Wow--that really is great news GRANDPA BOB and yes, it's about time you had some good news and can be just a tad less stressed out. Gee, though what does a bone marrow transplant mean exactly? Can't be a picnic..LOL At least now your wife's brother has some genuine hope for his future (((hugs to you))
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@GardenGerty (118198)
• United States
17 Nov 07
What I know of this procedure is not, as you said, a picnic, but I am pretty sure that it is done when you are knocked out. The marrow is extracted by means of a very large needle into your hip bone. It is given to a recipient who has had all of his immune cells killed out, so that it will not be rejected.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Still stressed out. No words from the Donor Center yet as far as when this procedure will be done. Ugghh!!