Transplant Handbook for Patients: Replacing stem cells in your Bone Marrow

Transplant Handbook for Patients: Replacing stem cells in your Bone Marrow by Dan Poynter


Do you have a colleague about to undergo a stem cell transplant? Someone who would appreciate this book?

Recently I underwent a stem cell transplant for Chromosome 19 trisomy, a rare blood disorder of unknown origin. The solution is as serious as a heart transplant but is a non-surgical cancer-type treatment.

My 19th chromosome had three parts instead of two. This third chromosome interfered with the production of good blood cells. My condition could have progressed to leukemia. I do not have cancer and I never had cancer. I am immune deficient and will stay away from crowds for a few more weeks. This includes audiences and mass transportation such as planes.

Chromosome Trisomy 19 is the same bone marrow condition experienced by Robin Roberts, ABC co-anchor of Good Morning America. She underwent a stem cell transplant in late 2012 and is back at work full-time. See article on her experience:

Your attitude,
not your aptitude,
will determine your altitude.
—Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker.

I am fine. In fact, I am setting speed records for recovery.
Recently I passed Day +100 since the stem cells were replaced in my bone marrow. Statistically, 25% of stem cell patients relapse and return to the hospital in the first 100 days.

“If you can get to 100 days, you’re probably going to be okay.”
—Robin Roberts, Good Morning America.

I have been back home for several weeks. Through this whole adventure, I continued to serve my clients, issue my newsletters, and run my business. No one had a clue as to where I was or what was happening to me. This gave me time to write yet another book.

Life is full of book-writing opportunities. For me it was my transplant.

Dying is not an option,
I have more books to write.

With photographs, videos, audios, and text references.
Ebook ISBN 978-1-56860-163-2, 262 pages, © 2014, $9.97

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