Just about 8 years

It’s been nearly 8 years now since I checked into the Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic at Duke for my autologous SCT. I hate that my transplant buddy, Joyce, couldn’t make it this far with me.  When she told me her time was running out, I didn’t realize how fast it would go.  I …

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Farewell, friend.

I just found out that my friend, Joyce Wells, has died.  Myeloma took her life. Joyce and I met in 2003, because she saw something I posted to the ACOR myeloma list, and wrote to me.  I always signed my posts, “Beth in NC.”  Joyce asked where I lived in North Carolina, and it turned out …

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Here’s some news

I got a dog! It’s been some years since my faithful dog Buddy died rather suddenly. I’ve missed him terribly. A few months after his death, I adopted a sick old collie, who I took care of until kidney failure took her life. This summer, I was working on a client’s network (the client is …

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Sunny Fall Day

This is my cat, Peeps, taking a snooze on the back porch on a sunny October day. Peeps has been with me for a few years now.  She showed up at my house one winter.  I called her Peeps because she used to stand up at the door and peep into the house through the …

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society new & improved blood cancer discussion boards

new & improved blood cancer discussion boards The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is excited to announce our new Blood Cancer Discussion Boards. The discussion boards are a great place to communicate with others who are going through experiences similar to yours. Share stories, ask questions, receive and provide support, or just see what others are saying. To …

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Test results from June 12, 2014

These are the latest test results. IgM 25 mg/dL (40-230) IgG 410 mg/dL (700-1600) IgA 961 mg/dL (91-414) FLC with ratio Kappa: 0.14 mg/dL (0.33-1.94) Lambda: 3.15 mg/dL (0.57-2.63) K/L free ratio: 0.04 (0.26-1.65) CBC w/differential WBC 6.8 4.5-11.0 x(10)3/microL Lymphocytes % 42.8 20.5-51.1 % Monocytes % 5.3 1.7-9.3 % Granulocytes % 51.9 42.2-75.2 % Lymphocytes # 2.9 …

Analysis of the immune system of multiple myeloma patients achieving long-term disease control

The article is called “Analysis of the immune system of multiple myeloma patients achieving long-term disease control by multidimensional flow cytometry.” It makes me think they mean long-term disease control was achieved by flow cytometry. That would be pretty awesome. They really mean that the analysis was done using MFC. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3533663/ Highlights (determined by me) […]

What is this?

I’m curious if anyone’s ever seen anything like this.  I know it’s not related to myeloma.  It’s more likely related to an injury I had when I was a teenager.  I just can’t remember anything happening to this finger recently. What happens is, it’s a little bit sore at the knuckle.  There’s a bump there, Read More →