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We have so many questions that we haven’t asked yet.

I know I shouldn’t go on the internet, but it’s almost irresistible.

Information on prognosis is depressing. The kind of cancer Ralph has is MDS (RAEB-1), with abnormalities in red blood cells, neutrophils, and playelets.The prognosis I have found is two years to live without a stem cell transplant, and four years with it. But I need to ask his treating doctors about that. His case may be different.

When my son Will was diagnosed with autism in 1994, the information was very depressing, even for extremely high functioning children. Yet, now he is a computer programmer for a very large company, has his own house, and flies all over the country.

At our first appointment with the doctor, we just heard what she said, but we didn’t ask enough questions.