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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6 Months Post-Transplant

I just celebrated my 6 month post-transplant milestone with a visit to the BMT clinic to see Dr. V. Good news: I didn't have to have a bone marrow biopsy-- just lots of blood work. (Well, that's more like awesome news for just for me.) Better news: Only 3 of the 8 medications I currently take are related to the transplant. I have had almost thirty different medications since transplant. Dr. V has been slowly taking me off the Prograf-- the anti-rejection medication. I am down by 80% now with no evidence of GVHD. Best news: DNA (STR) testing continues to show that greater that 95% of my blood cells are donor cells (Tracy's cells). The lab will never report 100%-- but this is basically saying just that. My old blood cells can no longer be detected. My bone marrow transplant continues to prove successful. A TRUE MIRACLE!


Susan said...

You are my hero. I am so proud of you.

Love you,

Amy Pennington said...

Praise God for miracles. I am so happy for your family. What great news for you! Congrats. Love ya

Meredith said...

Hooray for such fabulous news! I love the family pic, YOU are beautiful and I love your new hair, by the way! That silly lady at the Quick Car didn't know what she was talking about, I think you look great with short hair! Keep up the great work!


Anonymous said... are amazing!! It was great to finally meet you and your beautiful family. I am VERY happy to hear your good news.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture - I think this should replace your origanal - Now your LIVING with cancer!!!

Your children look wonderful too -

Your friend,
Caryl Ann

robinandamelia said...

Glad you are doing so well. All the best.

Marlane said...

Such good news! Love you.

Gina said...

What a beautiful family you have. Your girls are gorgeous, just like their Momma. I am happy about your news. Ya'll so deserve it.

@my said...

miss your updates!


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