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MimeyWimey7 karma

Hey Brianne! I’m actually taken aback by how similar our stories are here: I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year (currently 20M) and just went through my bone marrow transplant last month. Luckily my younger brother was able to donate his, but the fact that you got such a close match from a donor and are doing well is really uplifting!

I was wondering, though:

  • I just had my first blood chimaerism test done last week, and I’m waiting for the results. I don’t know how it was for you but I was scheduled to get them on Days 28 (last week) and 50: how did the ratio of your OG cells/Tony’s cells look after the first one? Was it a case of immediately having a totally new immune system?

  • I saw you mention cyclosporine in another comment, which I’m also on: did you feel particularly sick from the post-transplant medications?

  • About your GvHD, what were the main symptoms you first experienced and how soon after coming off the immunosuppressants did they start?