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    A quick update for my friends on Forums and Casebook. Firstly thanks so much for all the messages and good wishes I have received which have meant a great deal.
    The current situation is the chemotherapy was finished in May and has put the leukaemia into remission - there is now no trace of the disease. If I had no further treatment there is every likelihood the disease would come back in the long term so, in consultation with the medical staff, the lasting solution is a bone marrow transplant. This has now been time tabled and a donor found who is a perfect match for me.
    I will be going into hospital on 15 September and the transplant will be done on the 19 September. This procedure is not an invasive surgical procedure but is a transfusion of stem cells from the donor which should rebuild my immune system. I will be in hospital for about 3-4 weeks as during the early days after the infusion I will be effectively without an immune system. I am prepared for the transfusion by a short course (3 days) of mild chemotherapy and a one off session of low level radiotherapy.
    Because the match of the donor and myself is so good the chances of problems is very low level. The figures I have been quoted is that the chances of major problems is of the order of 1-2% and the possibility of minor reactions is about 30%.
    Because of the risk of infection while I'm in I will be in isolation but I can certainly cope with that and will have my laptop, tablet and mobile phone with me and there is wi-fi access in the hospital. So I will be able to keep in touch with what is going on!
    I must give unstinting praise to the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey where this treatment will be done. The staff and treatment I have received are incredible and this hospital is the world leader in the treatment of this disease so I really could not be in better hands.
    Thanks again to all my friends on casebook and Forums and I hope to be back in action and restored to health by the end of this year
    Best regards to all
    Chris Scott

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    Thanks for letting us know what's going on with you, Chris. It's wonderful that the outlook is so positive and I wish you all the best.

    Dave

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    • #3
      Yes Chris, thanks for the update, and here's hoping for that good result

      All the best

      Dave

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      • #4
        Best wishes Chris for a successful result and a speedy recovery.
        This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.

        Stan Reid

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        • #5
          get well soon

          I don't know you have never communicated with you on here but that fact dosnt stop me from sending you my best wishes and I hope you have a very speedy recovery
          Three things in life that don't stay hidden for to long ones the sun ones the moon and the other is the truth

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          • #6
            Good luck to you Chris, and I hope you have a full and speedy recovery.

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            • #7
              Best wishes to you!
              - Ginger

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              • #8
                All the very best. Sounds like you are in good hands.

                Phil

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                • #9
                  Thanks to all for the good wishes - these messages really mean a lot
                  Chris

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                  • #10
                    Thinking of you, Chris. Hope you get a hot nurse.

                    Let all Oz be agreed;
                    I'm Wicked through and through.

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                    • #11
                      Best wishes to you Chris. I hope everything goes well.

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                      • #12
                        Best o luck Chris.

                        Monty
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                        • #13
                          Chris - I wish you all the best. I have a cousin who underwent exactly the same treatment about 20 years ago and he's still healthy.
                          This is simply my opinion

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                          • #14
                            That's a real luck to have found a donor who makes a perfect match, so I'm confident everything will soon be fine.

                            Courage, mon cher Chris !

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                            • #15
                              Thanks again to all for support and good wishes

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