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Oliver
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I had mentioned somewhere that I might get a ZOOM G1N for Fathers day but my wife bargained that this would be OK because she was planning to accompany my daughter to Vegas to cheer on my son in law who will be in a pool tournament there. 

Fiddlerman said that I negotiated poorly : ) so I devised a plan.  I knew she wanted a book from Amazon so I reminded her of that and suggested that she could also include my Father's Day gift in the Amazon order (no big deal to push another button!).  And she agreed !  I made it so convenient, the outcome was almost certain.

Now, she then complained about something …… she was having trouble booking a flight to Vegas !  (Hey, ya got the book!)  It now seems like this incident is going to cost somewhere around $2K ! and the ZOOM better be good !

Anyhow, there is a serious and great ending to this story.  I can afford to be generous because my daughter is also reporting her final cure to 18 mos. of battling leukemia to the point that she is back to working part time.

It so happens she is a very talented musician and is warming up to learn the cello I donated to her.

Sometimes you win.  (except perhaps in Vegas!)

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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Fiddlerman
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June 19, 2011 - 10:44 pm
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That is the greatest story I've heard in a long time. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Can you share any more details about her recovery? 

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Basically the Doctors began with some very special medications but that was not doing all they hoped for.  Eventually a bone marrow transplant was the only way to go.  After finding a donor, her treatment was based at Sloan Kettering in NYC where the transplant took place.  The transplant destroyed ALL immunities as established by childhood inoculations for measles, chicken pox, etc. so she was quarantined in a hospital wing and my wife (or someone) had to be there 24/7 as caregiver/cook.  That was most of 2 months time.
The time that followed was basically about monitoring for donor rejection.  There were several false alarms along the way but rejection did not happen and this now is considered to be a "safe" passage of time.
She will have the chance to meet her donor soon.
I don't know about her immunities but the Doctors want her avoid close quarter crowds.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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Fiddlerman
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June 19, 2011 - 11:26 pm
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Thanks for sharing.
I know that this has been unbearably tough for you guys. Thank god for donors. You must be so proud of her for fighting. Great news

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but the one who needs the least."

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Congratulations on your daughter's recovery! I  hope she builds up her immunity so she can do more things-after what she's been through the really deserves to have some fun. 

 

Let us know your thoughts on the ZOOM when you get a chance. I'm thinking about getting one instead of a ipad (I really like the idea of using additional memory cards).

 

 

 

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LLL,

Even before I have the ZOOM I am impressed with the specs.  This would have been a few hundred dollars not so many years ago and probably most common in a studio. 

Stay tuned !

 

 

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LLL,

Breaking news.

I just got an e mail mentioning my Brother's Grand Daughter.

She is in high school.

She plays violin and viola.

She has been in intern programs with the Philadelphia orchestra while serving as Concert Master for 3 local amateur orchestras (at the same time !).

She has appeared with some pros playing her best gadget .... I think it is called the Viper violin.

SHE SEZ ....... the ZOOM G2 (or G1) is grreat !

(Allowing for age differences between her and me I would still assume that "grreat" means "good"  : )

(I hope the thing works without having to get a tattoo.)

 

 

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Fiddlerman
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June 20, 2011 - 8:28 am
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LOL - Maybe you would look super cool with a tattoo 🙂

Glad to hear that your brothers granddaughter is backing the G2 so that you don't only blame me later if dissatisfied Wink

Also, glad to hear of her progress.

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but the one who needs the least."

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After finding a donor, her treatment was based at Sloan Kettering in NYC where the transplant took place. she
was quarantined in a hospital wing and my wife (or someone) had to be
there 24/7 as caregiver/cook.  That was most of 2 months time.

 

 

 

I spent two weeks with my older brother in NYC at the Hope Lodge. It sounds like where you were. Is that place fantastic or what? I am glad to know your daughter is doing well.

 

Dave

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David Burns said:

I spent two weeks with my older brother in NYC at the Hope Lodge. It sounds like where you were. Is that place fantastic or what? I am glad to know your daughter is doing well.

 How is your brother doing now Dave?

 

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Oliver,

I'm glad your daughter is doing better now! Root for her and your family! When someone is ill in your family, the rest of you have to be strong and positive and supportive and I see it in your family! cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleader

 

i have a friend who had leukemia, too, she did not need to have bone marrow transplant. Because of her i registered to be a bone marrow donor and have been told that my bone marrow is a close match, but haven't got any calls yetcheers

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It will be a year in Oct. since the transplant and all is well.  However, she has to have all the childhood immunity shots again.  She is back to work.

Meanwhile she does have certain restrictions to avoid infection in her present condition.  Did I mention that pizza is on her restricted list?  She can only order it delivered uncut because the pizza kitchen slicers harbor a lot of bacteria !!

Small inconvenience in the scheme of things smile

I am still in awe at the whole series of events.  There have to be some very brilliant minds at work to achieve these cures.

PS  With my daughter home and stabilized, she is looking to start cello lessons.  I gave her an EBay I had kicking around.  She is gifted on piano and flute.

coffee2

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Luckily Pizza is not good for you so this restriction is not a bad thing.

I believe very strongly in eating healthy to be healthy. I would highly recommend her trying to eat ecological food and cut down on meat, dairy and white bread. Personally I don't eat dairy anymore and try to eat as many raw vegetables as possible.

The China Study is very interesting if you have time to read it.

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I was going to mention Chinese medical doctors as well. I was going to suggest your daughter to go see a Chinese doctor and use some chinese herbal medicine to help her with her recovery. Just a suggestion.

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I know just the people to ask.  My son is a lay Priest in a congregation called Boston Chinese!  Might be interesting. 

(No, he is not Chinese but uses an interpreter.  It's my Grand Daughter who is picking up some of the language.)  surprised

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The friend that i mentioned who had leukimia, she used both modern medical treatment (khemo therapy) as well as Chinese herb medicine that helped her strengthen her immune system.

 

if you daughter did decide to use chinese herb, people had suggested that it needed to have two hours in between when she took the Chinese medicine and the western, modern medicine to avoid cross interaction of the two.

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I will have my daughter explore this being that she and my son are constantly in touch with Twitter or something like that.

coffee2

PS  My son is regularly in touch with at least 35 Chinese members so he should be able to get some good information.

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