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Re: Newly Diagnosed

From: vivwright@webtv.net

Date: 8/15/2004

Time: 1:51:44 PM

Remote Name: 209.240.205.68

Comments

Hi Patti! :0)

Sorry to hear about your sister being diagnosed with AA. Atg treatment consists of 4 to 11 days of iv therapy including cycloporine given with it two times a day. Usually they also will give you prednisone for about a month to help reduce the side effects.

I think the first day was the roughest as I had a hard time breathing and some vomiting with it. It got easier the following day.

When your sister gets home she will feel like she has the bad case of the flu.

I think a positive attitude is a plus with having AA.

Write back to me if you have anymore questions.

Viv
4/98 dx AA at age 36
doing great!