Monthly Archives: November 2010

Do you believe in fate?

Sima decided that it was time I wrote something about myself instead of being written about … so here goes …  Firstly as a quick recap, my November results haven’t changed much over the previous months except that my Kappa free light chains cont…

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Why Are There No Fat Zombies?

Zombies have serious nourishment problems. All the human flesh they gulp seems to do them no good. Maybe, when first bitten, there’s meat on their bones. However, in a few hours, days or weeks, they tend to look like the guy on the right. Ever see a zo…

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A Turkey Ate My Homework!

Ok – so it’s been a long time since I’ve posted and I apologize.  From a MM standpoint I’m the same: in CR and my numbers are still going well.  I will begin my 10th cycle of maintenance Rev (15mg) soon.  I was supposed to start it last …

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Thankful Thursday #4

“My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” Pres. Thomas S. Monson

What are you thankful for?

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Tandem transplants proven to create longer life expectancy!!!!

In this study from the Myeloma Beacon, “long-term follow-up results indicate double transplantation is superior to single transplantation for Myeloma.”Some highlights:* Significantly better 10-year overall and event free survival* 12 percent of pa…

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Thanksgiving and a Forgotten Anniversary

Thursday, November 13, 2008.  This was the date that I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, and told that median life expectancy was five years.It’s a date that one might thing I would not let pass unnoticed.  I knew that it was sometime in N…

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Lack of Water Causes Patients to Drink from Vases

What a sad and alarming situation in this UK Hospital. According to this LINK, “Donald Berwick, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has claimed a love affair with Britain‘s NHS and it’s government-run program. His critics say his “love” and approach will eventually lead to the cost-cutting dilemma patients such as Baily’s […]

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Gone to Live with God.

My beloved Hamada quietly and peacefully and with great dignity left us today to go home to be with God. Dear Universe a new angel has joined. He is handsome, caring, loving and a great symbol of courage and strength. His wings spread across the globe …

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The Start Of A Final Journey.

Just a short update for those who are awaiting news of our dear Hamada, especially our family in Egypt. Hamada has started his final journey home to rest. Yesterday a wonderful nurse from the Macmillan support team came to visit at home and confirmed w…

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Karmanos Cancer Center

I met with Dr Ayash this morning. It has been almost 5 years since I had my stem cells harvested there (all 14 million of them) . Dr Goldman wants me to finish my transplant which I stopped due to acute kidney failure. My kidneys are now back to normal…

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