My friend died. We had been childhood friends and rode our Triumph Bonneville's all over the place as teenagers. As happens, as we grew older, we didn't see each other very often. One day while at the oncs office I saw him and his wife. He had been diagnosed with leukemia but looked pretty good. We compared stories of our journey up to that point. I am not sure if he had cml in blast crisis or aml but he had had a BMT with a donation from his younger sister, it didn't take, and that day, after his appointment, he was heading for Rhode Island Hospital for another of many transfusions. They were hoping to try another BMT but he died shortly after I saw him.
I realize just how lucky I have been, but I can't help feeling s.ad and depressed by his passing. I realize that you folks on the forum didn't know him but I am sharing the story with you to try and get some closure. When we have cml and go through our ups and downs with side effects and slow going to get to pcru I know how frustrated we get. Believe me I am one who has complained and asked why me many times. I now KNOW how much worse it could have been.
Hoping all are doing well, and thank you all for the great support you have given to me these last two years.