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- I didn’t know they have “do-overs” in surgery…
I’ll keep this short and save the details for tomorrow. I hate to disappoint all of you, but I’m not “loopy and feeling no pain.” As hard as it is to believe, Pattie and I learned my hip replacement and been scratched-off the surgical schedule for today. We sat stunned as Dr. Cheong approached us [...]
- Observations from pre-op
Yesterday I promised to keep you updated about today’s hip replacement surgery,” blogging live–cold and hungry–from my surgical suite.” Well, I’m laying here waiting to be wheeled-back for surgery. IV is started, prep work is done. I’m not cold, because they have me hooked-up to a warm blower that fills my surgical gown with hot [...]
- I hope surgery tomorrow goes better than today!
There are bad days and then there are really bad days! I just returned from a marathon pre-op visit to Moffitt Cancer Center. What should have taken an hour or two turned into an all day affair. I would spare you the details, but then I wouldn’t have an excuse for posting so late today! [...]
- Free medical related legal assistance available to us through Cancer Legal Resource Center
A few months back our Cure Talk sponsored Myeloma Cure Panel featured Cancer Legal Resource Center attorney Anya Prince. Priya Menon posted a follow-up interview with Anya that I have been saving to share with you: ‘Easily Accessible Legal Information Improves Quality of Outcome for Patient Survivorship’ – CureTalk In Conversation With Anya Prince, Staff [...]
- Could tankyrase inhibitors be third way to control multiple myeloma?
Outside of news announcing new FDA approval of a myeloma drug, it isn’t common for multiple myeloma research to be covered by mainstream media. Yet this story about tankyrase inhibitors seems to have broken-out and is developing traction. Maybe not on NBC or CBS, but science publications like e! Science News: Scientists discover new way [...]
- Top Ten reasons why myeloma specialists want to transplant NOW!
Thursday I wrote: There are strong forces at work here, pushing hard for early transplantation. Some are economic. But it goes deeper than that. Push-back is strong and growing… If you would like to refresh your memory, here’s a link back to Thursday’s post: Is it reasonable to delay transplant? YES! But myeloma establishment doesn’t [...]
- Is it reasonable to delay transplant? YES! But myeloma establishment doesn’t agree
A reader emailed me yesterday and asked how many subscribers/readers I have. I responded, “We are currently averaging between 1,200-1,300 page views daily.” That translates into between 500-600 daily readers, best I can tell. April 5th I wrote a “catch-all” post that blows these numbers away. Almost 2,300 people have read this post in less [...]
- Cautious optimism and “keeping it real”
Pattie and I returned home last night after a short visit to Rockford, Illinios, to visit my ailing 91 year old father. He’s doing better than one might expect for a guy that has had valve replacement surgery and recurring prostate cancer. It was great to see him! On the flight home I wrote my [...]
- Can the Hallelujah Diet help control multiple myeloma?
Remember a pair of nutritionally related posts I wrote a few weeks back? Alternative cancer therapy internet “hoax” leaves me wondering: If only it were true! What we eat may not cure cancer; but its worth a try! Most of the emails and comments I received agreed that the mysterious, viral hoax [...]
- Where have you gone, Myeloma Cinderella?
Earlier this year, suzierose, also know as Myeloma Cinderella, wrote several columns for us here at MMB. I have heard from several of you that enjoyed her work, wondering what happened and why she stopped. Those of you that read MMB regularly have noticed that she contributes in our comment section regularly. So what happened? [...]