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24 09, 2014

We’ve lost another myeloma hero

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I was devastated to learn that another close friend, Jim Byrd, died this week. I met Jim while speaking to a support group in Columbia, SC.  He was interested in helping others by speaking to groups, too, so I helped him get started in Millinnium's Patient Ambassador program. Our paths crossed a number of times. 

4 01, 2014

Remembering Laurie Arnn from Texas

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The myeloma community has lost a dear friend, Laurie Arnn.  I first met Laurie online a year or so ago.  Despite enduring an unfair number of serious myeloma related side effects, she was always upbeat and positive. I have mentioned Laurie and Phillip on MMB several times.  She was still in rehab, hoping to go

28 09, 2013

Rest in peace, daughter of the West

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I want to thank everyone who has kindly commented, called or emailed me after reading yesterday's post.  Your compassion and empathy have lifted my spirits and helped me cope.  So far, so good! One of the reasons the news of my relapse hit me so hard: I learned that a friend with multiple myeloma had

13 08, 2013

Remembering my father (Part Two)

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Ted Killingsworth was born and raised in South Carolina.  My father put himself through college at Clemson University and rose to the rank of Captain in the Air Force, serving as a civil engineer in Japan and the Philippines after World War Two. Dad was a great man.  Professionally, he practiced law for over 50

12 06, 2013

Myeloma Updates: Revlimid, Social Security Disability assistance and a fond farewell

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This headline on a well known medical website made me laugh: From ASCO – Revlimid May be Effective for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Really?  Docs have been prescribing Revlimid to their newly diagnosed patients since late 2006!  But the keystone novel therapy has never been officially approved for use in new patients by the FDA. 

18 05, 2012

Rest in peace, myeloma heroes…

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I have been sitting on a number of obituaries and news stories about fellow myeloma patients who have passed-away recently. But these myeloma heroes deserve to be recognized! First, let me start with a personal friend... Michael "Mike" Olson, age 62, of Menomonie, WI died May 10, 2012 at home with his entire family by