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12 03, 2015

Time out! Is being too busy a blessing?

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Plain and simple, I'm exhausted!  We have company staying here at the house, I've come down with Pattie's cough and beach party event planning is on overdrive.  I don't have the time or energy to contemplate my disintegrating future now. I did get a chance to visit with my medical oncologist, Dr. Mathew Luke, for

5 11, 2014

Researchers working hard to help us!

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Here's a research update; several different drug developments that may help us live longer and better: Osteros begins Phase I trial of MBC-11 to treat cancer-induced bone disease Pharmaceutical Business Review - October 29, 2014 Osteros Biomedica has started dosing the first group of patients in an open-label dose-escalation Phase I trial of its drug

12 10, 2014

Bone Damage in Multiple Myeloma with Dr. Amrita Krishnan

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Are you like me?  Are your bones negatively affected by multiple myeloma?  If so, Wednesday's Myeloma Cure Panel discussion could be important. I will be joining Gary Petersen, Jack Aiello and Cynthia Chmielewski to interview specialist, Dr. Amrita Krishnan about it. Here's the link: If you have questions you can leave them here in

31 01, 2014

POP! SNAP! There goes a rib…

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In the past I have experienced bone damage at M-spikes as low as 0.5.  In the back of my mind I have been anticipating trouble; following 3 months hovering around 0.5, my number has crept up and held stable at 0.6 for 2 months.  Apparently my instincts were spot-on.  I broke a rib yesterday. Thursday

9 09, 2012

News for myeloma patients about their bones

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Here are a pair of bone-related news stories that broke this past week: Myeloma Drugs May Help Build Bone By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today Published: September 07, 2012 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Two proteasome inhibitors developed for

21 03, 2011

Vertebroplasty From An Australian Perspective

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I have heard both good and bad about using vertebroplasty to help relieve nerve compression and pain caused by myeloma related complications.  Let's see what the Australians have to say about the procedure:Vertebroplasty backed despite criticismsTony James - Rheumatology UpdateThe Interventional Radiology Societyof Australia has hit back atrecent criticisms of vertebroplasty,recommending the procedurebe used judiciously