Breast Cancer Survivor Robin Roberts Has Bone Marrow Disease

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, according to Roberts, who made the announcement this morning.

Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago, has Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) a pre-leukemia blood disease caused by radiation.

Roberts, 51, underwent radiation therapy to kill the remaining cancer cells after a double mastectomy 5 years ago.

The bone marrow transplant will take place later this year, but Roberts will begin chemotherapy immediately. She will be off the show for an undetermined period of time after the bone marrow transplant. But Roberts hopes to keep working at GMA full time.

“My big sister is the perfect match for me, and she’s going to be my donor,” said an emotional Roberts as her sister looked on during this morning’s show.



 


131 Responses to “Breast Cancer Survivor Robin Roberts Has Bone Marrow Disease”

  1. 1
    Iheart says:

    :pray: for a speedy recovery for her :hugs:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I just said a silent prayer that everything goes well………………..

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    “My big sister is the perfect match for me, and she’s going to be my donor,” said an emotional Roberts as her sister looked on during this morning’s show.

    THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS ATLEAST HER SIS IS THERE FOR HER :yes: GOD THIS WOMAN IS STRONG SHE HAS GONE THRU CANCER NOW THIS I :pray: SHE RECOVERS SOON

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    missmiami says:

    :cry: :( we dont thank God enough for our health

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    MY MOTHERS BEST FRIEND WHO PAST AWAY 6 YEARS AGO.. COULD RECEIVED A KIDNEY FROM TWO COUNT THEM TWO OF HER SIBLINGS BUT BECUASE HER OWN MOTHER SAID “I DONT WANT ANYMORE OF MY CHILDREN IN THE HOSPITAL” AND HER SISTER **WHO WAS A MATCH** SAID “MY HUSBAND DOES NOT AGREE WITH IT” SHE PAST AWAY WAITING FOR A DONOR.. WHEN HER OWN FAMILY COULD OF DONE IT :cry:

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    candibfly says:

    :pray: for strength and health for her

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    Ms. Everything says:

    Praying for her and for her sister because that’s difficult on both parties :pray: It’s not uncommon for people to suffer other major illnesses after successfully beating cancer. Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on your body and immune system

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    NaijaGal says:

    Sending my :pray: ers up…I simply adore her

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    brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

    they give you one medication to cure on thing and Fck up the another, then when they cure this diesase, they gone Fck up something else ROBIN go get so good ole :smoke: and make you some cannibus (HEMP) oil and feel better :coffee:

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    GAGIRL87 says:

    I heard alot of older people say chemo makes the diesase flare up don’t know if this is true or not :shrugs:

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    @ Lakes…..There’s no guarantee the 3rd one would’ve worked any better. :(

    My GMa’s cousin got a Kidney from her daugher who was a perfect match. Her body still rejected it and she died. So I can understand the family you mentioned above’s logic. Now 2 out of the 3 of them only have 1 good kidney what if, God forbid, something happends to one of them?

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    DIMPZ SHE NEVER GOT A TRANSPLANT NEVUR HER BROTHER AND SISTER WERE BOTH A MATCH BUT DID NOT DO IT.. DO TO HER MOTHER TELLING THEM NOT TO.. BUT PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH ONE KIDNEY BOTH OF HERS WERE BAD :cry: NOT EVEN A TRY

  14. 14

    :( DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I :heart: Robin!

    #faserrus

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    pointhimout says:

    wishing her a speedy recovery.

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    DIMPZ SEE THEY TRIED HER FAM ACTED LIKE THEY WOULD DO IT IF ANYBODY WAS A MATCH ONCE THEY FOUND OUT TWO WERE THE MOTHER SAID NO AND SHE DIED A YEAR LATER..

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    :pray: I have faith she will come through this, Robin is my shero! :yes:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    I’m praying for her recovery. I remember when she started off and she was on V103 morning show many years ago. She said her younger brother picked out her name because when he looked out the window at the hospital he saw a robin flying. Godspeed!

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    lovezoe says:

    :pray:

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    YSoSrs says:

    Saw this. Sad. :(

    @LAKER

    Honestly, I don’t think I could donate an organ to a family member. Maybe if I somehow matched one of my boys. Otherwise I don’t see myself shortening my life to extend someone else’s like that.

    Now whether I would be able to live my life easy and guilt free after that kind of decision, I don’t know.

  21. 21

    she just got inducted to the b-ball fall of fame. lawd :pray: she gets better. :(

    somebody hold me!

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    Ms. Everything says:

    @GaGirl Chemo is radiation therapy. It will attack and sometimes destroy the cancerous cells it’s targeting but at the same time destroy other healthy cells and parts. That’s why you hear about people trying all kinds of alternatives to chemo because of the side effects involved

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    Mother Jeff IKR!

    her presence on GMA is EVERYTHING!!!! :love:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    YSO ONLY PEOPLE I WOULD DO IT FOR IS MY KIDS AND BROTHER.. BUT IF THEY WERE NOT GOING TO DO IT WHY GO THRU ALL THE TESTING.. WHY GET HER HOPES UP.. THAT TIME SHE WAISTED WITH THEM TESTING SHE COULD OF TRIED SOMETHING ELSE IDK.. IT WAS HARD TO SEE HER SUFFER SO MUCH :cry:

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    Robin also looks FANTASTIC at 51! :bow: she SLAYS. nice body too :yes:

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    Ms. Everything says:

    I would donate kidneys/bone marrow/ piece of my liver whatever I could to my fam/friends if they truly needed it and there wasn’t another option BUT with my health problems and all the meds I’ve taken it’s really not an option for me :shrugs:

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    YSoSrs says:

    @LAKER

    You have a point about that. Don’t make that kind of promise unless you plan to keep it no matter what. No telling what she died thinking about them and what they did. Terrible. :(

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Lost 2 loved ones to cancer last year…this story makes me sad!

  30. 30

    :clap: I :pray: she is successful my cousin’s husband wasn’t and he was so young and his sister was a match that was the most painful thing I had to watch…

  31. 31

    When i saw Robin get her award this morning i thought about u Sandra :lol: i know u got a lil crush on her :coffee:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    YSO EXACLY DONT PLAY WITH HER LIFE AND I FEEL LIKE THATS WHAT THEY DID.. SHE LEFT 3 SMALL KIDS BEHIND… IF U WERE NOT SURE U SHOULD OF SAID SOMETHING SHE GAVE UP AT THE END SHE HAD BEEN GOING THRU THIS KIDNEY DISEASE FOR MORE THAN 3 YEARS :cry: SHE SUFFER SOO FUKN MUCH SO MANY SURGERIES ALL THE INFECTIONS **FOR HER MACHINE TO CLEAN HER KIDNEYS** IT WAS JUST A HORRIBLE WAY TO GO KNOWING THAT THERE WAS HOPE AND IT WAS SNATCH FROM YOU :no:

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    KDub says:

    I got tears again like I did this morning. I LOVE Robin. ALOT. Get well Robin :hug:

    She got that “Guff Coast spirit” so I know she will be fine. Yes Guff…

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    Bibi says:

    Her sister is awesome. That’s very painful…I got a question for yall would you have a child with the hopes that they could possibly cure another child’s illness???

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    KyCakes says:

    :dance:
    Go Robin, Go Robin

    #TeamRobinRoberts

    S/N: Why did I just think of Waiting to Exhale? :think:

    Chubby dude going ‘go Robin, go Robin’

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    BIBI IF THAT CHILD WAS MY OWN CHILD :yes: I WOULD! IDGAF WHAT ANYBODY THINKS I WOULD HAVE THAT CHILD TO SAVE MY CHILD AND LOVE THEM

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    gypsyeyes says:

    BiBi-Just watched my sister’s keeper and that was the most selfish thing to me. I wouldn’t because that other child’s life is just as valuable. I just got sad again!!!

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    gypsyeyes says:

    I don’t blame anyone for doing it I just couldn’t but I also couldn’mt carry someone else’s baby for them cause I know that I would want to keep it!

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    Bibi says:

    @Gypsy &Laker

    see that’s the thing one the one hand u save one, on the other u risking the other. It would make the second one feel like if it weren’t for the first u wouldn’t have had more….IDK

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    YSoSrs says:

    @BIBI

    No. I have never given birth and don’t plan to for any reason. Mine are blood relatives but still adopted so I doubt me having a child would save either one of them anyway.

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    WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

    Bone Marrow is the hardest thing to donate… I pray for her and her sisters recovery….

    Keep fighting Robin and tell Cancer to GO TO HELL!!! :cheer: Fight Robin Fight!!!!

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    JMO says:

    @YSO, (feel free not to answer) Do you kids know they are adopted? Did you take them in as infants?

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    Bibi says:

    @Yso

    And that’s the other thing, no guarantee that the kid would even be a match….then what??

  44. 44

    Praying for her! One of my fav anchors! xoxo

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    @Bibi
    I wouldn’t do it personally it’s emotionally torturing

  46. 46

    GYP me and my daughter have an agreement that if she couldn’t carry a baby i would do it for her. she is the ONLY person on the planet i would do it for :yes:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    :offtopic: Who the hell is Gem_N_Eyez?

  48. 48
    I Go There says:

    gypsyeyes says:

    Who the hell is Gem_N_Eyez?

    _________________________________

    JMO

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    Bibi says:

    @Choco

    True but so is looking at a baby u know doesn’t feel well, knowing something could help him….

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    JMO says:

    Me gypsy :rollseyes:

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    Ms. Everything says:

    @Bibi I don’t think that I would because it’s unfair to that child and the child whose life you’re trying to save. For one sibling to know that their whole purpose in life is to save the other’s regardless of the risk to them self and for the other sibling to love the new one while knowing that they could lose him/her for their life it’s too much. I’ve never been in that situation and I pray I never am because I couldn’t do it.

  52. 52

    @Bibi
    Somethings I leave to GOD – if that child was born that way then that is GOD’s doing I could ruin more than I ever imagined tempting the faiths

  53. 53
    gypsyeyes says:

    I have a back story that I don’t care to share on here but Avery is here now and when I felt her first kick she had to be born into this worls and I couldn’t let anyone else have her. I couldn’t ever imagining carrying a baby for 10 months and handing them over.

    Fay_ that is a totally unselfish thing and that’s why I love you. For your chid I understand cause you can see that baby when ever you want and love all over them!

  54. 54

    so SandBUTTsky’s trial begins today huh?

    “Sandusky juror profiles: All Caucasians, most have ties to Penn State]”

    wonder if this will have any impact? :think:

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    JMO says:

    In college, a number of people I know donated bone marrow for money. They made it seem like it wasnt a big deal and that it wasnt that painful. Some did it twice. :think:

    Yall know me and needles (shut up Choco)… No way jose :nono:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Oh ok. JMO. Sorry!

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    Ms. Everything says:

    But I would gladly be a surrogate for close fam/friends. I couldn’t do it for a stranger because it would be too hard to carry a baby I couldn’t be involved with but if one of my besties or cousin’s wanted a child and couldn’t carry I would do it in a heartbeat

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Makes sense Ms.Errythang.
    As long as I’m able to see that child and babysit and hug and kiss them I may be able to do it!

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    Yall know me and needles (shut up Choco)…
    _______________________
    :lol: Girl I will forever keep that vision in my head of you knocking down everything in that store :rofl:

  60. 60
    Bibi says:

    @Choco

    But couldn’t u also argue that God gave u that option…ijs

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    Ms. Everything says:

    JMO the initial blood marrow sample isn’t that bad (from what I’ve heard) although it is still painful because they’re sticking a needle through bone to draw out the marrow, that may be what they were referring to. BUT if you are determined to be a match and are selected to be a full donor it is very difficult and painful. You’re drugged obviously but it isn’t an easy process in the least

  62. 62

    @ Lakes…I read your initial post wrong. My apologies.

  63. 63

    GYP my daughter is a piece of my heart walking outside my body. i would sacrifice just about anything for her and i know how badly she wants to have her own child so yeah. of course i hope it doesn’t come to that cuz chiiiile! :lol: but i will def do it for her :yes:

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    JMO says:

    @Choco :rollseyes: :lol:

    @Ms E … thats what I would think :yes:

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    JMO says:

    In college, a number of people I know donated bone marrow for money. They made it seem like it wasnt a big deal and that it wasnt that painful. Some did it twice. :think:

    :shocked:

    NO WAY! i didnt even know u could DO that! :(

    so would yall donate an EGG for money? i heard they can go for 5-10K a pop.

    EYE couldn’t, but could yall?

    the same as dudes donating sperm right? :think:

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    YSoSrs says:

    @JMO

    The oldest was 5 yrs old so he knows. The youngest was only 5 mos when they were placed with me. He’s aware of his birth mom (my aunt) but he doesn’t recognize her as “Mother”.

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    @Bibi
    :yes: your right!

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    KyCakes says:

    Y’all know there’s a :newpost: up, right? :think:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    From what I’ve been told and those living donors I’ve met, they are doing great with one kidney, but everyone does what’s best for them. :shrug:

    Well most of you know I need a kidney! I am my father’s only child and have 3 half siblings. I don’t have diabetes but an autoimmune disease. People I never thought would get tested did….My half brother was NOT a match at all, but he going to give his kidney to someone else and in turn I’m guaranteed a transplant. He not married and has no kids and lives the life of a true player, HE WAS THE LAST PERSON I expected. I’m thankful.

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    Usual Suspect says:

    From what I’ve been told and those living donors I’ve met, they are doing great with one kidney, but everyone does what’s best for them. :shrug:

    Well most of you know I need a kidney! I am my father’s only child and have 3 half siblings. I don’t have diabetes but an autoimmune disease. People I never thought would get tested did….My half brother was NOT a match at all, but he going to give his kidney to someone else and in turn I’m guaranteed a transplant. He not married and has no kids and lives the life of a true player, HE WAS THE LAST PERSON I expected. I’m thankful.

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    KDub says:

    There is a lady here who has been a surrogate not once, but twice for a couple her and her husband know. Not for money. They are pretty well off.

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    Ms. Everything says:

    Fayla I’ve thought about it (djm I’ve had some rough financial times and a lot of eggs with my fertile ass) but I don’t think I could go through with it. Now if it was an easier process that didn’t involve several rounds of fertility drugs and going through a whole invasive procedure to withdraw the eggs I can honestly say there’d probably be a bunch of lil Ms. E’s running around wreaking havoc on kindergarten’s everywhere :lol:

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    KyCakes says:

    I’d be a #RentAWomb in a heartbeat :yes:

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    JMO says:

    YSoSrs says:

    @JMO

    The oldest was 5 yrs old so he knows. The youngest was only 5 mos when they were placed with me. He’s aware of his birth mom (my aunt) but he doesn’t recognize her as “Mother”.
    __________________________________________________________________

    Ahh ok. My aunt has 2 adopted children but I don’t think they know they’re adopted. I want to ask her if she’ll ever tell them/do they know etc… but its just something the fam doesn’t discuss.

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    Bibi says:

    @Usual

    I didn’t know :hugs: :pray:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Kdub – Watching the Today show about 6 months ago and this YT lady did that. Is that the same lady. SHE HAD ME CRYING…and she didn’t need the money. #Selfless

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    I can honestly say there’d probably be a bunch of lil Ms. E’s running around wreaking havoc on kindergarten’s everywhere :lol:

    :rofl: no judgement here, i think i’d be freaked out knowing a lil fayfay i didn’t know was walking around :lol:

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    I Go There says:

    JMO says:

    In college, a number of people I know donated bone marrow for money. They made it seem like it wasnt a big deal and that it wasnt that painful. Some did it twice.

    Yall know me and needles (shut up Choco)… No way jose
    __________________________________________________

    Never messed around with Bone Marrow but I donate blood twice a year

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    Ms. Everything says:

    Praying you get your kidney @Usual

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    Usual Suspect says:

    From what I’ve been told and those living donors I’ve met, they are doing great with one kidney, but everyone does what’s best for them. :shrug:

    Well most of you know I need a kidney! I am my father’s only child and have 3 half siblings. I don’t have diabetes but an autoimmune disease. People I never thought would get tested did….My half brother was NOT a match at all, but he going to give his kidney to someone else and in turn I’m guaranteed a transplant. He not married and has no kids and lives the life of a true player, HE WAS THE LAST PERSON I expected. I’m thankful.

    SEE! Look at God blessing you! :hug: that is WONDERFUL news Cali. best i heard all day! :hug:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Bibi – It’s all good! My brother finished up all his test and he was cleared like 4 weeks ago. I’ve been doing great with diet and lil exercise.

    My doctors ARE shocked that I have not needed dialysis. GOD IS GOOD!!!!

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    so would yall donate an EGG for money? i heard they can go for 5-10K a pop.

    EYE couldn’t, but could yall?

    the same as dudes donating sperm right?
    ___________________
    OMG how ironic for some reason donating eggs popped up in my head this morning becuz Im ovulating and I was like got damn I feel like my egg count increases every month but then I was HAIL TO DA NAW…. Im not having bits of me scattered all over the states

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    Bibi says:

    @Usual

    He sure is! :thumbsup: for ur outlook…I know it can’t be easy…

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    JMO says:

    IGO, I would if it wasn’t painful :lol:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Fayla – Thanks :hug: :wink:

    HIGHLY FAVORED!

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    Bibi says:

    U know they have numbing creme for when u have to get shots so u don’t feel a thing :yes: Or blood drawn…

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Ms. Everything :hug: thanks

    @Bibi – No other way to be :smile:

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    GOD IS GOOD!!!!
    _________________
    :yes: and CONGRATS to you!

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    JMO says:

    Bibi says:

    U know they have numbing creme for when u have to get shots so u don’t feel a thing :yes: Or blood drawn…
    __________________________________________________________________

    WHATS THE NAME OF IT??!

    Then again, I get fuggin queasy when the doctors pull out the needle :rollseyes:

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    JMO says:

    Whoa Cali, I didn’t know that :hug: :hug:

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    Ms. YaYa says:

    @ JMO I am now following you on Twitter

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    yallcrazy says:

    We need to begin donating bone marrow yall :yes:

    I think they’re are either doing it now or will begin shortly.

    It is painful, but it can save alot of lives :hug:
    Consider doing it :wink:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    BIBI OK I WOULD DO IT IF MY CHILD HAD SOME KIND OF CANCER IF U HAVE A NOTHER CHILD SAME FATHER THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THE UNBILICAL CORD.. NOW TO CARRY A BABY AND GIVE IT AWAY :no: I COULDNT DO IT.. ONCE I FELT MY BABYS THEY WERE MINE NO MATTER WHAT..

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    YALL I BEEN THIS CLOSE >> << TO DOING IT SINCE I DONATE BLOOD BUT IM ESSCARED JUST CUZ THEY SAY THEY PUT THE BLOOD BACK IN YOU.. WHEN U DONATE BLOOD U GIVE A BAG AND U DONE..

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @JMO – Thanks bew :hug:

    I’mma be fine…. :wink:

    Topical creme – Lidocaine

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    yallcrazy says:

    Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:) says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    From what I’ve been told and those living donors I’ve met, they are doing great with one kidney, but everyone does what’s best for them.

    Well most of you know I need a kidney! I am my father’s only child and have 3 half siblings. I don’t have diabetes but an autoimmune disease. People I never thought would get tested did….My half brother was NOT a match at all, but he going to give his kidney to someone else and in turn I’m guaranteed a transplant. He not married and has no kids and lives the life of a true player, HE WAS THE LAST PERSON I expected. I’m thankful.

    SEE! Look at God blessing you! that is WONDERFUL news Cali. best i heard all day!
    :woohoo: This made me sooooo happy :woohoo:
    GOD is so good :dance:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    It’s all good! My brother finished up all his test and he was cleared like 4 weeks ago. I’ve been doing great with diet and lil exercise.

    My doctors ARE shocked that I have not needed dialysis. GOD IS GOOD!!!!

    :hug: IM SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT!! CONGRATS HOPE UR HEALTH KEEPS GETTING BETTER!! :hug:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    I didn’t know that @Usual. God bless you Mija!

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @Ya’ll – You are right, black folks are the last ones to donate unless it’s family.

    My bro and mom said white folks was at Georgetown lined up to be tested for co-workers and family.

    My boss got tested and I had only been working for him for 6 months.

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    My half brother was NOT a match at all, but he going to give his kidney to someone else and in turn I’m guaranteed a transplant. He not married and has no kids and lives the life of a true player, HE WAS THE LAST PERSON I expected. I’m thankful.
    SEE THIS RIGHT HERE IS FAWKN FAMILY THIS IS LOVE :wail: SOOO HAPPY TO HEAR THIS CALI CONGRATS GOD IS AN AWSOME GOD!! :hug: NO REASON TO COMPLAIN NO REASON TO CRY :hug:

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    yallcrazy says:

    Laker, It would be real nice if you did :hug:

    My Mom had to use her own bone marrow yrs ago. I want to do it, so Imma start researching. That’ll be one of my “this yr’s goals”.

    And now I’m scared thinking about it :lol:

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    Ms. Everything says:

    Laker that’s plasma that they return the blood and that’s easy and painless and takes just a little longer than a blood donation. Marrow is a little different.

    @ Yall I’ve thought about signing up to be a donor but I’m not a suitable candidate from what I’ve been told. I can’t even donate plasma although they will take my blood :shrugs:

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    yallcrazy says:

    *raising the roof* GO GOD GO GOD :cheer:

    Cali :hug:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    @gypsyeyes – Thanks :hug:

    I talk so much shizz some days, I think folks be thinking I’m joking when I be talking about surgries and pain killers. :hahaha:

    <——Jokes about everything…life is too short to be :mad: all the time. :wink:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    MS E :smack: U RIGHT THE BONE MARROW IS WAY MORE PAINFULL.. :no: BUT IF I HAD TO I WOULD

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    Koala Boof is losing her trap on Twitter again :ghost:

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Jokes about everything…life is too short to be :mad: all the time
    :cosign: IM LEARNING THIS.. DAY BY DAY IGNORE THE LITTLE NON FACTOR SHAIT AND LAUGH IT AWWF :lol:

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    yallcrazy says:

    MsE, what would make someone not suitable for donating their marrow?

    ================
    :warning: Medical Minute Needed Auntie :rules: Re: Bone Marrow Donations.

    Nurse Rose, you could get your readers to do things yo! This could be like an epidemic and thangs :coffee: IJS

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    gypsyeyes says:

    I need to give blood because I’m RH Negative but I can’t because I’m anemic. I have it really bad. My tongue sometimes get sore and I get short winded quick along with a bevy of other things. My blood sucks!

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    yallcrazy says:

    What’s kookoo quocking about now Choco? :lol:

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    Bibi says:

    Very true @usual very true

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    Bibi says:

    Bone marrow cures sickle cell

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    yallcrazy says:

    WELL At least you got some blood Gypsy :shrug: #silverlining #nothingelsetosay :lol:

    and then a :hug:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    Who the fawk is koala boof?

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    <<low iron too!! i gots to eat lots of beans for like 3 days before i donate or my shait will be on 9.. i think its spose to be 12 or 13 :think: but im always low too!

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    JMO says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    @JMO – Thanks bew :hug:

    I’mma be fine…. :wink:

    Topical creme – Lidocaine
    ________________________________________________________________________

    Thanks!! :dance:

    The doctor needed to prick my finger for blood a while ago and I was in that office with them for about an hr, poking out my finger then yanking it back :ashamed:

    They were heated! :hahaha:

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    yallcrazy says:

    Bibi says:

    Bone marrow cures sickle cell
    :huh:

    I didn’t know this. I thought the only cure was to know your status and not procreate with another SC carrier, thus ending the spreading of it.

    Do tell :popcorn:
    My bff died from this disease at 26. RIP Baby Girl :kiss:

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    Usual Suspect says:

    Thanks Choco

    Koola Boof sounds like something you scrub your body with ewwwwww

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    Usual Suspect says:

    JMO – YOU ARE OUT OF CONTROL! Sticking of your finger and using some got dog gone lidocaine is NOT GOING TO HELP YOU…..

    GIRL YOU GIVE ME LIFE. Now Go somewhere and sit down, with you I ain’t never seen or heard of nothing self :kiss:

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    YSoSrs says:

    I think I’m too selfish for this here post. :kona:

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    Ms. Everything says:

    @Yall I’ve had too many health problems over the years, too many surgeries, too many random infections, etc. I can sign the registry but every nurse/dr who’s evaluated me has always told me they wouldn’t be comfortable with it. Same thing with a plasma donation. I’m not even a surgical candidate anymore unless it’s something life threatening because no one wants to take the risk of a major complication and getting sued

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    Bibi says:

    @Yall

    My son has it. It can cure it but they are selective to whom they do it to. A football player paid for his son to have it (forgot his name) but it’s now cured. Daughters not a match but they asked if I was planning on any more just in case it gets severe they could have the option…

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    JMO says:

    Usual Suspect says:

    JMO – YOU ARE OUT OF CONTROL! Sticking of your finger and using some got dog gone lidocaine is NOT GOING TO HELP YOU…..

    GIRL YOU GIVE ME LIFE. Now Go somewhere and sit down, with you I ain’t never seen or heard of nothing self :kiss:
    ____________________________________________________________________

    :shrug: :rofl:

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    gypsyeyes says:

    My iron is 8 right now. I can’t stay warm unless I’m in Africa. Right now I’m at work with my co workers hoodie, another co workers blanket and I keeps me a pair of footies at my desk.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Ms. Everything says:

    @GaGirl Chemo is radiation therapy.
    __________________

    Chemo and radiation therapy are two different therapies. One involves targeted radiation. The other involves potent intravenous medication (chemo) that isn’t exactly targeted.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Fayla says:

    When i saw Robin get her award this morning i thought about u Sandra i know u got a lil crush on her
    ___________________

    I did … way back … before I found out she prefers white women :coffee:

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    Sandra Rose says:

    Bibi says:

    That’s very painful…
    _________________

    Yes it is painful. I felt the patient’s pain when I watched them undergoing the procedure. That long needle going into the spine is no joke :no:

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    yallcrazy says:

    SR, make sure you see my font in 108 please and thanks. Knowledge is power & if you provide information that can save even just one life, you’d rock yo! :yahoo:

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    yallcrazy says:

    *reposting for you in case you’re on your phone*

    :warning: Medical Minute Needed Auntie :rules: Re: Bone Marrow Donations.

    Nurse Rose, you could get your readers to do things yo! This could be like an epidemic and thangs :coffee: IJS

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    iyonah says:

    I pray that Robin’s treatment is well and she makes a full recovery. I am with you @yallcrazy I think a medical minute on different donations, would be great for this blog. On Bone Marrow Donations though, here is a link I found, while doing my own research tonight: http://marrow.org/Registry_Members/Donation/Donation_FAQs.aspx#process . Diane’s guest on her show tonight mentioned that African Americans rarely donate and I was curious about the process.

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    flsun99 says:

    My Mother, who was a nurse, died in 1995 from Breast Cancer. She stopped her radiation and chemotherapy treatments because she said she was more sick from the chemicals being put in her body than from the cancer. She took the holistic route for a while but I think because she lost the will (and the pain) to live she died.

    Cancer is such an ugly disease. I’m praying for Robin and any others who are fighting this dreadful disease.

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