Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning

The good:

I'm back! Actually, I've been home since last Friday, trying to readjust.

The bad:

The reason for my discharge and transfer back to my old hospital is because although the transplant itself was an awesome success by any measure, I haven't gone into remission.

So what does this mean? Well, there's a chance that I'll develop Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) which might attack the leukemic cells. But frankly there are too many ifs in that statement, and there's no guarantee it would wipe it all out, as far as I know.

The ugly:

I asked one of my hematologists in Ottawa how much time he figured I had. He said less than a year. I asked the same question of my hematologist today, and she said weeks, maybe months.

Those are the facts about the leukemia. I have a lot more to write, but I started today about twelve hours ago by collapsing and needing to be be brought in to the hospital by ambulance. I'm quite tired. I have just enough energy to ask a favour. Could thouse of you who are on mailing lists I'm on (or used to be on) please post this? I don't have the energy to go to PWAC-L, the various SIGGRAPH lists, CE-L, and so on. You'd really be helping me out a lot. Thanks.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all with you Emru.

Stay as strong as you can as long as you can.
Your strength, will and openness is an inspiration!

much love,
-Matt Tamaru

9:23 PM, October 29, 2008  
Anonymous Robin Majumdar said...

We're all with you.

12:21 AM, November 13, 2008  
Anonymous Florida Webdesign said...

I see there are no new posts for 2009. Does anyone know how Emru is doing?Is he still fighting the courageous fight? Thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope not too late.

2:04 PM, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Tamu said...

Emru died on November 11, 2008. Thanks to everyone who supported him.

7:52 PM, February 06, 2010  

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