I am going to Rush University Hospital in Chicago on monday to be evaluated for an immune ablation study. I am VERY ready for a big step, I refuse to accept that my life is basically at a stand still at age 53. I can barely work the 24 hours a week I do inorder to maintain health insurance, and I'm out of options. Unfortunately, the determining factor in this eval may very well be my health insurance provider. Oddly enough, I was told yesterday that public aid and/or medicare will pay for the procedure...so if i quit my job...etc etc.. what sense is that?????
Then the scary word Obamacare??? Your health system may not be perfect, but at least you know what to expect. Navigating this takes larger brain matter than I have left I HAVE SCARS ON MY BRAIN FOR GOODNESS SAKES HOW AM I TO UNDERSTAND THIS?
Anyway, this study design is to 'reset' your immune system, allowing your own stem cells to populate it and have it come back without the MS components. In my mind that would take me back to the pre 17 year old state...my salad days....
What a journey......
[/quote]Lyon wrote:The theory was untested, but it seemed to explain an unexpected observation in another patient with severe aplastic anemia (SAA)—a 19-year-old who had received HiCy to prepare him for a bone marrow transplant from his sister the year before. The transplant hadn’t taken. As his blood counts recovered post-transplant, they were not his sister’s cells, they were 100 percent male, his own cells—but they had recovered. Perhaps, Sensenbrenner mused, cyclophosphamide alone was responsible for the cure.
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