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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
I met with my myeloma specialist, Dr. Melissa Alsina, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa yesterday.
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.
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.
The IMF will be featuring a pre-ASH kick-off event the Friday evening before ASH in San Diego.
Yesterday I gave a shout-out to several people who helped us update our site.
I’m so excited!
Some of you may have had trouble accessing this site recently. Sorry about that!
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 […]
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…
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:
Chemo Fog May Last 5 Years or More – NYTimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown has skin cancer removed – UPI.com
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, […]
Click-on headline link to read the story:Delay in Chemotherapy Increases Risk of Death in Colorectal Cancer – Caring4Cancer