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(My Fox Philly)   Young girl saves her three brothers, has a free pass to date all the losers she wants   (myfoxphilly.com) divider line 35
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2013-12-28 01:36:51 PM  
Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.
 
2013-12-28 01:38:34 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.


You fool you just made it worse.
 
2013-12-28 01:44:57 PM  
Correction, she saved two. A stranger saved the third.

That means only 2/3 losers will be waved off with guilt trips.
 
2013-12-28 01:48:29 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.


Yes, but she has the body of a nine-year-old.

/off to hell
 
2013-12-28 01:48:38 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.


You mean, too old?
 
2013-12-28 01:48:45 PM  
Kid, that was more than a little awesome.
 
2013-12-28 01:50:07 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.

Yes, but she has the body of a nine-year-old.

/off to hell


traylor: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.

You mean, too old?



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2013-12-28 01:56:37 PM  
That's very heroic of her.  Reading this story makes me think I should probably get on the bone marrow registry.
 
2013-12-28 02:09:25 PM  
I love happy articles.

Good on her.

Thanks, Subby!
 
2013-12-28 02:13:27 PM  
Farkers be in line to donate" Bone marrow" in a few years
 
2013-12-28 02:13:32 PM  
Was she the one that can swallow the ocean?
 
2013-12-28 02:33:22 PM  
"Dear god, please stop giving my siblings cancer. I mean, one I understand, but at this point you're just being an asshole. I'm seriously considering what Odin or Set have to offer at this point. It's like, what the fark is the point of worshipping you if you're just going to answer my devotion and good faith with repeated dickery? So knock it off already, k? Thanks a bunch."
 
2013-12-28 02:36:30 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Calm down, Farkers, she's thirteen.

Yes, but she has the body of a nine-year-old.

/off to hell


That reminds me of a horrible joke.

My brother came back from seeing the doctor the other day; my brother said that, "Doc says I've got the body of a 40 year old". I said, "I've got the body of a 16 year old; she's in the trunk; her name is murpmrrrphmur."
 
2013-12-28 02:45:44 PM  
has a free pass to date all the losers she wants

See, I think it would be the opposite.  You better be REALLY damn good to be worthy of my life-saving sister.
 
2013-12-28 02:53:24 PM  
damn, she had to go through the old way with the unreal painful direct-from-the-hip transplant and the much easier new method of pheresis.   my brother got the new method for my transplant.  luckily he doesnt know how fortunate that is.  when they say they put her to sleep there's really no way to prevent the pain so much as make you forget it happened.  they used versaid and propofol on my bone marrow biopsies after i endured it the first time unmedicated.  easily the worst pain ive ever experienced.  that kid has giant (figurative) brass ones.  well farking done.
 
2013-12-28 03:17:57 PM  

Kuoxasar: That's very heroic of her.  Reading this story makes me think I should probably get on the bone marrow registry.


You can easily do so for free, just fill out an application at http://bethematch.org/  and then return the cheek swab kit they mail you.  And giving marrow is less invasive nowadays.
 
2013-12-28 04:01:18 PM  
Better than the other way around

www.piccer.nl
 
2013-12-28 04:32:59 PM  
I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.
 
2013-12-28 05:00:26 PM  

RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.


Well, it was an episode of CSI....
 
2013-12-28 05:03:58 PM  

mongbiohazard: "Dear god, please stop giving my siblings cancer. I mean, one I understand, but at this point you're just being an asshole. I'm seriously considering what Odin or Set have to offer at this point. It's like, what the fark is the point of worshipping you if you're just going to answer my devotion and good faith with repeated dickery? So knock it off already, k? Thanks a bunch."


The great thing about the old style gods is they were not just assholes.  They were unashamed and proud of how big of assholes they were.
 
2013-12-28 05:27:08 PM  

RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.


I believe you're describing the plotline of a top-selling book from a few years ago.
 
2013-12-28 05:27:34 PM  
That is some seriously farked up genes when you have a bunch of kids with cancer
 
2013-12-28 05:53:01 PM  
damn allergies this time of year.
 
2013-12-28 08:14:14 PM  
 
2013-12-28 10:07:04 PM  
That girl won't have the time for losers.
 
2013-12-28 10:43:41 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.

Well, it was an episode of CSI....


Need_MindBleach: RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.

I believe you're describing the plotline of a top-selling book from a few years ago.


If only the rest of my life came from something as interesting as a novel. Or as young and attractive and well dressed as the professionals in an episode of CSI!
 
2013-12-28 10:44:53 PM  

The Flexecutioner: damn, she had to go through the old way with the unreal painful direct-from-the-hip transplant and the much easier new method of pheresis.   my brother got the new method for my transplant.  luckily he doesnt know how fortunate that is.  when they say they put her to sleep there's really no way to prevent the pain so much as make you forget it happened.  they used versaid and propofol on my bone marrow biopsies after i endured it the first time unmedicated.  easily the worst pain ive ever experienced.  that kid has giant (figurative) brass ones.  well farking done.


A bone marrow harvest is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.  You are describing a bone marrow biopsy, which is different.  That's not to say that you don't hurt for a few days when you wake up after a harvest, though.
 
2013-12-28 10:51:00 PM  

RoyBatty: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.

Well, it was an episode of CSI....

Need_MindBleach: RoyBatty: I think there was a medical ethics case a few years back where a family got pregnant in order to have a child who could be used for this sort of donation....

Not quite sure if that was a real case or just a topic for a debate.

I believe you're describing the plotline of a top-selling book from a few years ago.

If only the rest of my life came from something as interesting as a novel. Or as young and attractive and well dressed as the professionals in an episode of CSI!


Yes that really happened.  Marissa Ayala was conceived to donate cells for her sister, Anissa.  It was a big deal at the time.  The whole family is doing well now.  There was a tv movie made of the story.

July 6, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anissa Ayala, the 19-year-old leukemia patient who last month underwent a bone marrow transplant from her baby sister, went home from the hospital Friday evening to a cheerful gathering of relatives and close friends. "I've missed a lot of people," a teary-eyed Ayala told a group of about 30 people who surprised her with balloons and banners in front of her Walnut house. "I was in (the hospital) for a long time. Now I can finally get on with my life."
 
2013-12-28 10:52:23 PM  

astrochelonian: Kuoxasar: That's very heroic of her.  Reading this story makes me think I should probably get on the bone marrow registry.

You can easily do so for free, just fill out an application at http://bethematch.org/  and then return the cheek swab kit they mail you.  And giving marrow is less invasive nowadays.


Do it!!  You can be a hero, too, for someone who really needs something that only you can provide.
 
2013-12-28 10:57:40 PM  

lesliepop: The Flexecutioner: damn, she had to go through the old way with the unreal painful direct-from-the-hip transplant and the much easier new method of pheresis.   my brother got the new method for my transplant.  luckily he doesnt know how fortunate that is.  when they say they put her to sleep there's really no way to prevent the pain so much as make you forget it happened.  they used versaid and propofol on my bone marrow biopsies after i endured it the first time unmedicated.  easily the worst pain ive ever experienced.  that kid has giant (figurative) brass ones.  well farking done.

A bone marrow harvest is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.  You are describing a bone marrow biopsy, which is different.  That's not to say that you don't hurt for a few days when you wake up after a harvest, though.


general anesthesia can't prevent the pain experienced from the contraction of bone after marrow is removed.  whether biopsy or harvest, the pain is relatively no different.  it was generally done with 2 doctors each with a large needle going into the hip bone to extract enough.  a biopsy was one needle for a small syringe full of it (for testing to see if cancer was still present).  but the anesthesia they use can make you forget it ever happened which is good enough.

for my brother, he had to take a medicine for a week that would cause his t-cell count to skyrocket.  then he had to sit in a pheresis machine for a couple hours and they immediately brought that bag of goo (still warm) up to my room and gave it me on a drip that didnt take very long.  it was, to me at least, a stunning marvel at how far they had come in the transplant process.  this was in 2005.  it might have even gotten better since.
 
2013-12-28 11:06:35 PM  

The Flexecutioner: lesliepop: The Flexecutioner: damn, she had to go through the old way with the unreal painful direct-from-the-hip transplant and the much easier new method of pheresis.   my brother got the new method for my transplant.  luckily he doesnt know how fortunate that is.  when they say they put her to sleep there's really no way to prevent the pain so much as make you forget it happened.  they used versaid and propofol on my bone marrow biopsies after i endured it the first time unmedicated.  easily the worst pain ive ever experienced.  that kid has giant (figurative) brass ones.  well farking done.

A bone marrow harvest is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.  You are describing a bone marrow biopsy, which is different.  That's not to say that you don't hurt for a few days when you wake up after a harvest, though.

general anesthesia can't prevent the pain experienced from the contraction of bone after marrow is removed.  whether biopsy or harvest, the pain is relatively no different.  it was generally done with 2 doctors each with a large needle going into the hip bone to extract enough.  a biopsy was one needle for a small syringe full of it (for testing to see if cancer was still present).  but the anesthesia they use can make you forget it ever happened which is good enough.

for my brother, he had to take a medicine for a week that would cause his t-cell count to skyrocket.  then he had to sit in a pheresis machine for a couple hours and they immediately brought that bag of goo (still warm) up to my room and gave it me on a drip that didnt take very long.  it was, to me at least, a stunning marvel at how far they had come in the transplant process.  this was in 2005.  it might have even gotten better since.


Congratulations on your recovery!  That is wonderful.  Good to have a willing to do that for you.  Not everyone is as lucky.   The medication you describe is called Neupogen, which is a stem cell growth hormone.  It can make the recipient achy sometimes.  Marrow is still used preferentially in certain circumstances, but if I was ever asked to donate I'd go with stem cells every time.
 
2013-12-28 11:34:43 PM  

lesliepop: The Flexecutioner: lesliepop: The Flexecutioner: damn, she had to go through the old way with the unreal painful direct-from-the-hip transplant and the much easier new method of pheresis.   my brother got the new method for my transplant.  luckily he doesnt know how fortunate that is.  when they say they put her to sleep there's really no way to prevent the pain so much as make you forget it happened.  they used versaid and propofol on my bone marrow biopsies after i endured it the first time unmedicated.  easily the worst pain ive ever experienced.  that kid has giant (figurative) brass ones.  well farking done.

A bone marrow harvest is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.  You are describing a bone marrow biopsy, which is different.  That's not to say that you don't hurt for a few days when you wake up after a harvest, though.

general anesthesia can't prevent the pain experienced from the contraction of bone after marrow is removed.  whether biopsy or harvest, the pain is relatively no different.  it was generally done with 2 doctors each with a large needle going into the hip bone to extract enough.  a biopsy was one needle for a small syringe full of it (for testing to see if cancer was still present).  but the anesthesia they use can make you forget it ever happened which is good enough.

for my brother, he had to take a medicine for a week that would cause his t-cell count to skyrocket.  then he had to sit in a pheresis machine for a couple hours and they immediately brought that bag of goo (still warm) up to my room and gave it me on a drip that didnt take very long.  it was, to me at least, a stunning marvel at how far they had come in the transplant process.  this was in 2005.  it might have even gotten better since.

Congratulations on your recovery!  That is wonderful.  Good to have a willing to do that for you.  Not everyone is as lucky.   The medication you describe is called Neupogen, which is a stem cell growth hormone.  It can ...


yeah, it was Neupogen.  and thanks!  i was really lucky.  he is my only sibling and turned out to be a match.  i was already at less than 20% chance to survive and siblings only have a 25% chance to be a match (that's what the docs told me at least).  i could have chosen autologous transplant if there were no matches.  they still gave me that option after he was a match since the donor transplant came with a slew of risks that could be just as bad.  i had a brief stint with GVHD in 2008 but since then I have been in the clear.  8 years in remission and counting.
 
2013-12-29 01:01:46 AM  

lesliepop: Yes that really happened.  Marissa Ayala was conceived to donate cells for her sister, Anissa.  It was a big deal at the time.  The whole family is doing well now.  There was a tv movie made of the story.

July 6, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anissa Ayala, the 19-year-old leukemia patient who last month underwent a bone marrow transplant from her baby sister, went home from the hospital Friday evening to a cheerful gathering of relatives and close friends. "I've missed a lot of people," a teary-eyed Ayala told a group of about 30 people who surprised her with balloons and banners in front of her Walnut house. "I was in (the hospital) for a long time. Now I can finally get on with my life."


Thank you.

Jeez, though, I'm getting old.
 
2013-12-29 05:17:25 AM  

RoyBatty: lesliepop: Yes that really happened.  Marissa Ayala was conceived to donate cells for her sister, Anissa.  It was a big deal at the time.  The whole family is doing well now.  There was a tv movie made of the story.

July 6, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anissa Ayala, the 19-year-old leukemia patient who last month underwent a bone marrow transplant from her baby sister, went home from the hospital Friday evening to a cheerful gathering of relatives and close friends. "I've missed a lot of people," a teary-eyed Ayala told a group of about 30 people who surprised her with balloons and banners in front of her Walnut house. "I was in (the hospital) for a long time. Now I can finally get on with my life."

Thank you.

Jeez, though, I'm getting old.


And it look's like she just graduated college this year.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329429/Marissa-Ayala-graduat e s-college-decades-saving-life-leukemia-stricken-sister.html

some great pictures in the link..
 
2013-12-29 12:04:40 PM  

strutin: RoyBatty: lesliepop: Yes that really happened.  Marissa Ayala was conceived to donate cells for her sister, Anissa.  It was a big deal at the time.  The whole family is doing well now.  There was a tv movie made of the story.

July 6, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anissa Ayala, the 19-year-old leukemia patient who last month underwent a bone marrow transplant from her baby sister, went home from the hospital Friday evening to a cheerful gathering of relatives and close friends. "I've missed a lot of people," a teary-eyed Ayala told a group of about 30 people who surprised her with balloons and banners in front of her Walnut house. "I was in (the hospital) for a long time. Now I can finally get on with my life."

Thank you.

Jeez, though, I'm getting old.

And it look's like she just graduated college this year.. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329429/Marissa-Ayala-graduat e s-college-decades-saving-life-leukemia-stricken-sister.html

some great pictures in the link..


Those are really great pictures. Dusty in here and a big smile on my face and of course I don't any of these people from adam.
 
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