Damm, you guys rock.
bethematch.org handles most of the bone marrow matches in the US.
I do know that if you're found to be a match, then my insurance will pay for the procedure --which does not hurt!
I've had bone marrow taken twice from my hip and all they gave me was Adavan(?) or I think it was Adavan. I felt a pinch and had a great buzz. The end. Last time I made my son take pictures. Truth. How often you get to see your own bone marrow?
As for The Trip, I figure due west through WI and to my buddy Fred's place in MN, where we will wash our clothes, shower and use up all his hot water.
Then to So Dakota because Marge has to see the Badlands. Hell, everyone should see the Badlands. And a couple days in Deadwood; last time I was there, it was nothing. Apparently the TV show did wonders for the town.
Then the Tetons and west to Tinker & Linda's for more free hot water.
Then north through BC. For a long time.
I haven't been to Idaho in years, but we may just show up. We'll be dirty, hungry and tired. Unless my hair grows back, you won't be able to miss us ;)
Mark, where are you? I love driving so just tell me.
ps: Cats. I am bringing Kitty. Most of the chemo chemicals must be out of me because he's taken to 'grooming' my hair again. Only I have very little of that and do you have any idea what a cat's tongue feels like on your scalp.
Trish, I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis.Is there anything I can do at this juncture?? I was wondering where you have been?I will keep you, in my prayers..Please keep us informed, Have great or better evening.. ben
You want to do something? Buy a toy. I have too many. ;)
That old saying "he who dies with the most toys wins" is BS. Whoever dies with the most toys gets sold up for pennies on the dollar at auction and I want my offspring to have a couple of dollars.
Besides, they'd never figure out what goes with which or what it's worth. Oi.
Seriously, I intend to drive to the Arctic Circle.
Marge came in last night and asked me what I was doing, then said "Can I go?" Sure, she can. She can drive part of the way, too. ;)
Trish, what blood type are you? I'm O+ if that's of any help. If you are, too, I'll get tested at my local hospital.
Woman, you rock.
O+ here, too.
My hospital (of choice, which is a great story about being lifeflighted during a blizzard ... this******doesn't happen to normal people) is the OSU Wexner Center in Columbus. Dr Devine is in charge of the bone marrow list.
Catherine Walsh is my look-doc. We have a deal: she has to get me through this more or less intact then I have to teach her to ride a motorcycle. You don't get cool doctors in regular hospitals.
Hola. Yes, I went missing for a while but hey. Leukemia entitles you to bug out for a bit.
On that topic, I have one more round of 5-day chemo and no bone marrow donor in sight. So I'll probably sell up. All my toys.
Fella's coming to look at the Merc and another's interested in the S-10. This leaves my excellent Avon inflatable boat (with 2 outboards and a slew of original stuff in as-new condition) and the Travco.
Because this forum has been my lifeline so many times, the Travco is sorta-kinda FS to any Dodge C members first.
I may not. But I have this yen to drive to Alaska while i can and that means a truck & pickup camper. The Dempster would destroy the Travco.
Because my last name is common as ditchwater, a Google search of "me" is a hoot.
When I added my 1st name, I found almost 4,000 selves in Ohio.
A search on the Ohio Edu website pulled up 450 employees with the same first & last names.
Nationally, I'd be terrified to find how many of "me" there are.
If an identity thief can sort out all these people, go ahead.
I'm stone broke, so finding the woman with the Travco reveals a list of receipts.
The McDonald's coffee case was the 1st one discussed in my Torts class at Petit College of Law.
The woman who was burned by the coffee was 72 years old at the time and sustained 2d and 3d degree burns on her thighs and vagina.
She was in intensive care for several days before skin could be grafted.
her son asked McDonald's to pay her medical bills ($11,000 at that time) and they refused.
Because of the severity of the burns, her age, the disregard of the franchise & corporation as well as 700 prior 'hot-coffee' suits that McDonald's had settled out of court, he sued for 4 million.
Let's not forget the original - the lady who spilled McDonalds coffee between her legs, then sued because it was too hot.
Don't want to take responsibility for your own actions? Sue!