One of those weeks

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I’m having one of those weeks in which I feel exhausted at the cellular level.  It wears me out to speak, even. I have new labs to post, but it’ll have to wait until I have a bit more energy. I think this has been building for a while now.  I decided that I’m going …

Just about 8 years

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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 …

Farewell, friend.

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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 …

Here’s some news

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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 …

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

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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 …

Test results from June 12, 2014

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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 …

Be your own expert!

I was going through papers a few nights ago, when I discovered the handwritten notes that Dr. Richardson (Dana-Farber) had written while I sat in an exam room, there in Boston, in March of 2003.  That was 11 years ago.  I remember him telling me, “We hope to get you to your 50th birthday — …

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