That awful feeling again

Published November 11, 2005

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This is from an email from my dad. I’ll just let you read it.

Hi, Everyone,

As most of you know, approximately 4 years ago, Linora was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Treatments have consisted of chemotherapy, radiation, and a stem-cell transplant. Because none of these treatments produced a remission, her last option was a bone marrow transplant. However, in order for the transplant to succeed, the lymphoma had to be brought under control with high-dose chemotherapy. At this time, Linora is too weak to undergo such chemotherapy so the bone marrow transplant is no longer possible.

On 11/9, we met with Linora’s doctor and a social worker to discuss the future. Treatment will focus on maintaining quality of life and making her as comfortable as possible. She will be given IV fluids, blood transfusions, and medication to control pain.

We are grateful for the support of family and friends over the last few years, and hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Pat


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