Riding the Wave…quite a ride!

“Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” – Jawaharal Nehru It’s hard to believe yet another year has gone by. It has been a good year for us, personally. Not so true for others and then some have done exceedingly […]

Ted Talk, Cancer, Open Source Research

“Open collaboration is critical for driving innovation…” – Open Source Quote This video hit the MM community as I was traveling for a long awaited cruise celebrating 30 years of marriage with my husband Dave, who has MM. It has taken me awhile to finally get it up here for those of you that might […]

Millennium News Release

“Elderly patients with multiple myeloma strive for upfront therapy that will extend their lives,” said Karen Ferrante, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Millennium. “Today’s VELCADE data confirmed the sustained clinical benefits, including overall survival and complete response that VELCADE provided in patients with previously untreated MM.” Peter, a member of the MM ListServ (moderated by Beth […]

“Is Myeloma Curable?”

Rajkumar tackles defining “cure”.  A five part video series Discussing the topic “Is Myeloma Curable” were Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and professor of medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine, and S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I haven’t […]


Our Mission: “To accelerate curative therapies for multiple myeloma and related disease entities through innovative translational research and outstanding patient care.” – Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy Myeloma Institute doctors presented research findings at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), December 10-13. You can view ASH Abstracts at http://ash.confex.com/ash/2011/webprogram/start.html (search […]

To Know or Not to Know…

“Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein I have noticed there are those who are very knowledgable about Multiple Myeloma and there are those who have information, and then there are those who have a very superficial understanding. I have also noticed that sometimes it’s the patient, sometimes the caregiver, but rarely is it both […]

Study Hacks Blog

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.” – Horace 65-68 B.C.  I have subscribed to a blog called Study Hacks for some years now. I’m a HUGE fan. This author doesn’t blog every day or even every week. But when he does, it is a turn your thinking on it’s […]

Contact Form

I have finally put a “Contact” tab up (across the top). This will allow some of you who might not feel comfortable leaving your comments to send me a message privately and more easily.

Book in the Works?

“Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.” – Unknown When I started this blog, it was partly my own very personal need to heal from my experience of moving from sheer terror to triumphant regaining of our life. Albeit a different life than the one we had, but in […]

Another Myeloma Meet-Up!

“New and wonderful, ‘Myeloma Blessings’ came into my life last night!” – Lori Puente Wow! I have come to embrace and truly LOVE the chance encounters I have in my daily life. It’s almost as if, “who or what will come into my life today?” Will they be for me? Or will I be for […]