Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I need a favor...

I know I have been AWOL for the longest time. I have my reasons , most of which are too painful to articulate.

I have been getting emails and gentle reminders from some of you who used to read my blog and I am so thankful to you guys for not writing me and my blog off. So going by the assumption that my blog continues to have some readership, I have a favor to ask.

Does anyone know anything about the Stem Cell Research scene in India , especially in Bangalore? I did read a couple of articles that mentioned IISc and AIIMS. I was wondering if anybody had any information about what kind of research is being  conducted specifically to cure metastatic breast cancer? If you do come across some information, would you be so kind as to pass it along my way please? Please. I would be immensely grateful.

I am afraid this is all I have for now. I will be back soon and I will write more and stop being so cagey. But for now, this is all I can manage.

Thank you all so much.

13 comments:

Silvara said...

Hey...with life being so busy i didn't even realise HOW long it's been until this post...

are things ok darl? I wish I had some information in regards to what you want but I am hoping the reason that you want it for isn't what I'm thinking...

Take care - come back when you can - we'll be here to help :)

alwayshappykya said...

I sense , all is not wel in your world.

Sorry, no info about the Stem cell research part..but go to Dee's blog here:

http://chroniclesofdee.wordpress.com/

..and shoot her an email. Her sister, as I know from her posts went through breast cancer and is out of it and healthy now.

Take care girl {{Hugs}}

alwayshappykya said...

I sense , all is not wel in your world.

Sorry, no info about the Stem cell research part..but go to Dee's blog here:

http://chroniclesofdee.wordpress.com/

..and shoot her an email. Her sister, as I know from her posts went through breast cancer and is out of it and healthy now.

Take care girl {{Hugs}}

DewdropDream said...

Ah come now don't be so harsh, no one writes off anyone's blog that easily :) Blogs are comforting that way, you know they'll start up sometime or the other.

Like Alwayshappykya I sense too that everything isn't quite right with you ... I haven't any information for you right now but I'll see what I can dig up.

Sending warm wishes your way, take care. Hug

Dee said...

Hey doll!! As far as I know, Manipal hospital guys supposedly do some speciality thing with stem cell. A colleague of mine got her mom checked in there for cancer chemo. Maybe u can check there?

Unfortunately, I don have any other info regarding this :(

Dee said...

http://www.hescreg.eu/uploads/media/17._Maneesha_Inamdar.pdf

Check this as well!

Chickoo said...

Hi,
My MIL had metastatic breast cancer (she first had breast cancer, after 2 rounds of chemo, she was cancer free, after a year she came down with multiple metastatis (cancer in 8 places) she is cancer free now, she went to Bangalore Institute of Oncology, I will give you her doctor's name when I get that. She also gets medicines from an Ayurvedic doctor who is in Chennai. She also takes wheat grass juice once every day. I know this info is not what you are looking for, but I just wanted to share as this worked for my MIL.

I love Lucy said...

@Silvara : Thanks a bunch for checking in me, sweets :) Its my mother, her cancer is back and hence all the tension.

@alwayshappykya : How sweet of you to take time out to leave a comment! I have been in touch with Dee and she has been just awesome about giving me info!
That aside, how have you been? :) I hope you are enjoying your pregnancy!

@DewdropDream : Thanks for sticking around :) It means a lot to know that people will be around no matter what!

@Dee : You are a sweetheart! And I hope Goldie gets better soon.

@Chickoo : Thank you so much for leaving a comment. It feels so encouraging to read about such a positive outcome. Gives me and my family a lot of hope. If you could please send me an email with all the details, I would very grateful to you.
My email id is : ilovelucy.blogspot@gmail.com.
I am really looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks again!!

chandni said...

no idea as of now, but I will ask my doctor friend based in bangalore and as soon I have something to share, i'll be back.

Keep the faith sweety.

symphonyofthesoul said...

thechildwoman@gmail.com

Hope things get better in your world soon.

Hugs

Childwoman~

symphonyofthesoul said...

http://www.whale.to/cancer/frahm.html

Please see this.

My mother has managed to beat cancer for the past three years since she was diagosned. But now its spreading.

Please let me know if you need to talk to me.

gooddaysunshine said...

Hi
Don't think I've commented here before and I just saw this post.

Check this out:
http://lifecellinternational.com/therapy-centers-in-india.aspx

I understand that currently - in India at least stem cell therapies have been used to cure blood related disorders rather than actual tumors. I can dig up some more info if you need it and if you can tell me what specific answers you are looking for. My email id is gooddaysunshine1@gmail.com

Take care.

DotThoughts said...

Sending positive thoughts your way. Will also find out about this.hugs, dear.