Bone marrow biopsy results

Great news! I am in complete remission, and all my blood is my donor's. I still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the idea that someone else's DNA is flowing through my body and that person's donation is keeping me alive. I am so thankful to God and my donor!

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Wow, that is just the best news! I never really thought about the DNA part, or the blood bit either, if I'm honest, but of course this makes sense! Thanks to the medical world of stem cell donation!
The more I learn about bone marrow and stem cell transplants, the more I am amazed. Transplant recipient's blood type also changes to the donor's. My blood type didn't change because my donor's type is the same as mine was.
Congratulations! I tried to donate last year but was rejected because of SLE.
Bone marrow registries want to have donors who are in the best possible shape. I can't donate anything anymore, but I encourage my children and others to donate blood and register to be bone marrow donors.
🎼Celebrate good times🎺🎷🎤Come on now, celebrate good times. So happy for you.
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Congratulations!!!! This is fantastic news!
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Best news ever. so happy for you
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July 9, 2016

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

March 20, 2016

Life is a gift from God. Even on my bad days I can look for things around me to be grateful for. I can't control my diagnosis, but I can control what I focus on.

Flu symptoms, shortness of breath, chest pain

Had two induction rounds and two consolidation rounds.

Had a stem cell transplant in August of 2016. Suffered kidney disease as the result of transplant or chemo right before the transplant. Kidney problem lasted for three weeks and then went away. In October I was diagnosed with graft vs. host disease (intestinal). I was on Methylprednisolone until the end of November. In December GVHD symptoms came back, so I was put back on steroids until the end of February of 2017. In March I developed shingles, and was treated with for that with antiviral IV meds in the hospital and then for two weeks at home. I still have some rash from shingles (June 2017), but it's not too bad.

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