Category Archives: stem

Mediport Removal

I have posted two new videos to my video channel on YouTube. You can get to them by clicking on the following: Www.kraftsims.com One video is a general update put out on 7-2-2015 and the other is about the Mediport … Continue reading

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One Year Ago Today

Here is what happened a year ago today….I posted this hard to watch video announcing it was indeed Burkitts and I wasn’t sure if I was up for an extended battle.  Today, I am much better overall. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Surgical Consult

I met Wednesday with a surgeon who specializes in oncologic procedures. He studied the images takes of my neck and touched around on the nodule really good. He is concerned about the lymph gland being physically adhered to the artery … Continue reading

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Breaking Cancer

I noticed a little resemblance [to Walter White]. Just the image, I’m building no empire thank goodness, too much work and the cost is too high. I ordered a cheesy pork pie wool hat and had glasses that worked. I wanted to make some kind of Breaking Cancer skit, but I’m just not that creative.
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Home again home again

I came home Sunday. It feels so good to be home. I have rested a lot, slept a lot, and eaten a meal or two. I had an appointment today with my transplant doctor and everything is going well. My … Continue reading

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Day +5

The next few days should prove to be interesting. I was told day +6 through day +12 are some of the hardest due to engraftment. Engraftment is where the stem cells take up residence where they belong (bone marrow) and start populating and regrowing (it has been dead now for a few days). Continue reading

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Weak and Transfused

Today is day +2. I found myself able to move to the restroom, then to the couch. That was about it. No more strength. Profoundly weak and short of breath. My hemoglobin was 7.8, neutrophils are gone completely, white blood cell count was something like 0.1, platelets were around 50 or above. Continue reading

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