Saturday I began to compare differences between my first stem cell transplant in 2011, and the one I'm recovering from this summer. Let's pick up where I left off. How can my experiences help you? I mentioned two major things I think helped me recover more quickly this second time: infusing high dose melphalan with two
I'll be the first to admit that it was tough getting through my first stem cell transplant in 2011. Chronic nausea during and after the experience made it hard to endure. By any measure, my second transplant this summer was much easier to get through. Don't get me wrong: undergoing a stem cell transplant is
Following yesterday's introduction, as promised, here is Greg Brozeit's second column: Random Thoughts on Health Care American health care is often cited, mostly by American politicians, as being the best in the world. It’s not that simple. Perhaps it is the best if you can access and afford it. But if you can’t, it doesn’t
Despite starting chemotherapy this week at Day 26, I feel surprisingly good. Good enough to post about a pair of topics I thinks should interest you. First, I've been remiss for not passing this money making opportunity along to you earlier: Sign up to participate in WEGO Health’s upcoming Truvio study for the multiple myeloma
I think most myeloma experts would agree: its time for a myeloma staging system that incorporates genetic risk assessment. Italian specialist, Dr. Palumbo, and his team are proposing docs worldwide use their new system. Health Day gave Dr. Palumbo a shout out yesterday: Revised staging system prognostic for multiple myeloma August 4th, 2015 (HealthDay)—The International
What did you do on Monday? Mine was wall to wall medical. At least the news was all GREAT! It’s a good thing I feel well enough to drive. Monday started out with a visit to my local oncology clinic at 8:30 am, and ended with a visit to see my new primary care doc.
I've had a few medical hiccups since I returned home early last week. I had been improving daily. That progress ground to a halt this weekend. I posted Saturday about how I crashed unexpectedly, sleeping for six hours in the afternoon. I felt a lot better after that. All went well getting my ongoing forty
I've been pleased by my recovery progress. Thus far each day has been better than the last--that is until today. Saturday started out fine. Remember my good friend who helped me out during my stem cell harvest, Tim Hanna? The five term Mayor of Appleton's wife, Lisa, flew down mid week to help Pattie. I