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  •  Yes, it is! She just completed a course of iron (8+ / 0-)

    infusions, as for the past 6 months this has been one of her biggest obstacles. Her iron levels are only stable for about 6-8 weeks and then there is a dramatic drop- no other problems with the blood work, just can't seem to keep that iron up. She is such an amazing person (and I say this with a complete unbiased opinion :-) even though she is my sister!)

    She will be undergoing another PET scan in about 6 weeks if the insurance company will approve it; if no approval, she will have a CT scan and some additional blood work. Her oncologist as well as 2 of her other physicians have asked her to consider writing an article about her journey or even going to speak with hospice patients/nurses locally to share her story. There are days when even I can't believe we have made it this far!

    I may have been dealt a bad hand but at least I am still playing with a full deck!

    by beantown mom on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 09:34:27 PM PDT

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