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22 04, 2014

22 year myeloma survivor shares longevity secrets

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It hasn't been easy.  22 year survivor, Jim Bond, credits four stem cell transplants (two autos and a pair of allos) along with new myeloma therapies for his longevity. Jim and his unflappable wife and caregiver, Kathleen, have been at this a long time.  They shared secrets about their challenging life together on this month's

22 05, 2013

Hip check leads to reality check: Multiple myeloma survivors are TOUGH!

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My "hip check" headline isn't a NHL hockey reference.  Tuesday I headed down to Moffitt Cancer Center to get the staples removed from my incision and undergo a surgical follow-up, three weeks after my right hip was replaced. The doctor confirmed what I already knew; the surgery was a rousing success and my recovery is

24 03, 2013

Patient Snapshot Update: Transplant warriors Mark Parsons, Richard Blustein and Jim Bond

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Great news about three of our recent Patient Snapshot featured friends, Mark Parsons Richard Blustein and Jim Bond.  All are doing well. Mark has been discharged following what is hoped will be a successful auto (using his own cells) stem cell transplant.  He is currently staying at a Hope Lodge in Ohio (see Jim Bond's

16 03, 2011

Sources Of Financial Aid For Multiple Myeloma Patients – Little Extras Which Can Help A Lot

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Yesterday I started my four part series to help patients and caregivers pay for the incredibly high cost of treatment by touching on two possible major sources of funding; the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) co-pay program and the Chronic Relief Fund.A reader emailed me with what they felt was the easiest way to get

28 02, 2010

What Should I Do Now That My Multiple Myeloma Has Returned?

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Yesterday I began to explore and share the short term therapy options for my returning (refractory) multiple myeloma. Summing things up I wrote: “To use a military analogy, all myeloma patients are all fighting a delaying action. We are stalling—holding off the enemy for as long as we can until reinforcements arrive.”I also wrote how

28 02, 2010

Short-Term Options For Treating My Refractory (Reoccurring) Multiple Myeloma – Along With A Visit To The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

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OK—so my multiple myeloma is back. Short and simple: Now what do I do? When I was first faced with this possibility several months ago, I wrote about how each and every long term mm survivor I had interviewed over the past few years recommended following the same approach—stick with the last treatment that worked