About Me: Female, 63, Mohnton, PA, member since Mar 2013
I am a 63 y/o female. Diagnosed with aplastic anemia in1959 and treated at CHOP for 3years. Declared "cured" in 1962 with no other related issues except for a platelet count that never returned to normal and hemorrhaged twice having my daughter in 1972 with a platelet c
[More]ount of 32,000. Blood counts stayed fairly normal for 50 years. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2004; treated with Cymbalta and Neurontin. Diagnosed with Behcet's in Dec. 2009. Treating symptoms only. Treatment x1 month with Imuran in March, 2010 led to severely decreased bloodwork. Diagnosed with MDS May 11,2012. Treated with Dakogen from May-Nov 2012 and then sought 2nd opinion at HUP Nov. 2012. Hospitalized 4 times since May (neutropenic fever, reaction to non-HLA compatible platelet transfusion x 2 hospitalizations, neutropenic fever and severe Behcet's flare in Feb. 2013. Three bone marrow donors have recently been identified for me. Will the marrow transplant eliminate the Behcet's symptoms as well as cure the MDS?
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