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3003, 2016

It’s Almost Time!

By |March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|


2603, 2016

We Still Have Room!

By |March 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We will all be meeting in Fernandina Beach, FL next Friday already! The excitement continues to grow as we continue to get everything in place.

505, 2014

Impressive allo stats and new marijuana based pain meds

By |May 5th, 2014|News, Research, Transplants, Uncategorized|

What do stem cell transplants and marijuana have in common?  Nothing that I’m aware of.  I simply had two important, unrelated parcels of information I wanted to get out to start the week.

201, 2014

Myeloma Cure Panel broadcast recap: 2013

By |January 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Priya Menon at Cure Talk has provided me a list of links for all of our Myeloma Cure Panel broadcasts in 2013.  Talk about a who’s who of the best and brightest multiple myeloma specialists!   It also includes links to our on-air support group meetings.   Check it out:

3105, 2013

ASCO kicks-off with a bang! Immunotherapies continue to impress

By |May 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Immunotherapies.   Thus far most oncologists would classify them as an oh so promising bust.  They work in the lab.  They should work in human patients.  Should have, would have, could have.  But finally, after decades of trying, researchers are starting to figure things out–and the results are impressive!

211, 2012

Oops! Blame it on my nightly cramps!

By |November 2nd, 2012|About Pat, Side effects, Tips, Uncategorized|

I’m up two or three times a night with severe cramping in my right foot and shin–and now my stomach and hands, too.  That’s my excuse for mistakenly re-running Danny’s column about the benefits of eating raspberries and drinking pomegranate juice yesterday.

702, 2012

Looks like I just might be around for awhile…

By |February 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|

I met with my myeloma specialist, Dr. Melissa Alsina, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa yesterday.

2901, 2012

I’ll sleep when I’m dead…

By |January 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|

I’m home from the hospital, well rested and no worse for wear–unless you count the seven or eight spots where nurses couldn’t get IVs started because I was so dehydrated.

2001, 2012

Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective is available NOW!

By |January 20th, 2012|About Pat, Books, Transplants, Uncategorized|

Today is a proud day for me.  The first print run of my second book, Stem Cell Transplants from a Patient’s Perspective, has been shipped by the publisher.

2511, 2011

There are still a few seats available for IMF’s pre-ASH Symposium in San Diego

By |November 25th, 2011|Research, Therapy, Tips, Uncategorized|

The IMF will be featuring a pre-ASH kick-off event the Friday evening before ASH in San Diego.

410, 2011

Shout-out to a helpful volunteer…

By |October 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Yesterday I gave a shout-out to several people who helped us update our site.

310, 2011

How Do You Like Our New Look?

By |October 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|

I’m so excited!

3009, 2011

Under Construction – New Look/Features To Launch Tuesday

By |September 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Some of you may have had trouble accessing this site recently.  Sorry about that!

2705, 2011

Technical Difficulties Are Not Allowing Me To Respond To Comments…

By |May 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Good Morning!

1305, 2011

I Apologize For Technical Difficulties…

By |May 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|

This morning I learned that Blogger, the blogging site hosted by Google, was down and under repair.I’m not sure why.  All I know is yesterday’s post about individual dosing, co-written by Gary Blau, is gone.  Just gone!  No explanation from the company.Blogger is the largest blogging platform in the world.  If I could complain to someone […]

505, 2011

While We Are Waiting For Meaningful, Patient Related News From Myeloma Workshop In Paris: Fascinating Article About Using Vaccines To Stop Multiple Myeloma Before It Starts…

By |May 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Check this out… Easy to read, yet detailed article from MIT’s Technology Review about using vaccines to fight multiple myeloma.  Click-on the headline below to access the article:

405, 2011

Alarming Data About Chemo Brain…

By |May 4th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Chemo Fog May Last 5 Years or More –

205, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: California Governor Jerry Brown has skin cancer…

By |May 2nd, 2011|Uncategorized|

Gov. Jerry Brown has skin cancer removed –

105, 2011

Sad News About My Friend, Linda

By |May 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Yesterday I wrote about a friend of mine and fellow Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group Member, Linda Howell.Linda had been resting comfortably in hospice as she slowly slipped away.  She died early this morning.In her mid seventies, Linda was bright and feisty.  She fought right up to the end.  Linda’s caregiver, her sister Paulette, […]

2904, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Delay in Chemotherapy Increases Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer

By |April 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Click-on headline link to read the story:Delay in Chemotherapy Increases Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer – Caring4Cancer