"Thank you very much for that info.
I believe though that she's not getting sedation, which is what she would like, they wont do that for her here in Sydney, Australia.
Hope it's not too painful for her, they did say she can have gas ..."
"Hi, My elderly mum has had Polycythmia Vera for a few years and is getting thinner and more sick.
She has had the blood letting, blood thinners, chemo pills, but is getting worse.They don't work.
She has a very enlarged spleen.
Sorry, about not being in here for somtime on oct 9 2012 i had a tare in the blood vien, in me thoat, it put me 8 days in I,C,U, lost 6 units. It really scared the hell out me. I was out in the forset cutting fire wood, when it happen, It took about 3 hours, to get in to hospital. Man there, a lot of blood everywhere, around me home in my truck. On the 14 of this month, january 2013, we had a pow wow, the doctors and I spend, 2 hours going over 7 years of me, well i thought i was ready to start the 3x treatment,( I was not feeling good about the choices i needed to make then ) . So until we can get me thoat to stop bleeding, they ( doctors ) An I , we are going to put tx off. In some ways i feel a lot eazyer about it, but i also would like to get going, with it.
I would love to visit there !! Have you ever been to the States? We have had some extreme weather here, as well. It is winter for us and we have beaten record lows, and snow amounts this year.
I am kinda new here, and have learned so much from the posts.
Do you mind if I add you as friend?
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