posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 08:17 PM
reply to post by morningeagle
Hey I'm not trying to scare, discourage you, but I'll tell you what happened to a family member of mine and the possible risks of being exposed to
that much radiation.
He worked at a military power plant / weapons storage facility in the US. As far as I know and that they could tell us, they spent a lot of time
around nuclear fuel rods that went into nuclear reactors. The suits that the defense contractor provided weren't protecting the employees 100% from
radiation and he was gradually being exposed to more and more radiation. Eventually he starting getting extremely ill out of the blue.
After going to many doctors and hospitals to figure out what was wrong, I believe he was diagnosed with a extremely rare form of multiple myeloma.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of your plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in your bone marrow. Plasma cells normally make proteins
called antibodies to help you fight infections.
In multiple myeloma, a group of plasma cells (myeloma cells) becomes cancerous and multiplies, raising the number of plasma cells to a higher than
normal level. Since these cells normally make proteins (antibodies), the level of abnormal proteins in your blood also may go up. Health problems
caused by multiple myeloma can affect your bones, immune system, kidneys and red blood cell count.
He went through the rounds of chemo and strong drugs, none of which helped, Eventually the doctors attempted a blood marrow transplant which is an
extremely dangerous procedure for the donor and the donee. Another one of my family members donated the marrow and it seemed to work at first and he
improved started eating, gaining weight, smiling, his attitude changed but unfortunately he didn't make it much longer after the transplant.
Just telling you some of the risks associated with being exposed to that type of radiation. I'm sure the suits now are way better than the suits
then, but can never be too careful.
If you decided to go Godspeed, good luck, stay healthy.
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