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    Pat’s Place: Holiday Cheer

    Those of you who have been following my story remember how carefully my wife Pattie and I weighed the pros and cons before deciding I would proceed with a salvage autologous stem cell transplant.
    The transplant this summer worked so…

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    Letters From Cancerland: Of Time And Light

    I have noticed a difference, one I may have mentioned earlier, but one which is becoming more pronounced in recent months. Given my lab results, my myeloma seems to be slipping back into remission. I am grate­ful for that. But…

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    Myeloma Lessons: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

    Sometimes I know what I am going to write about several weeks before the column is due, and other times it’s a last minute brainstorm.
    For this month, the germ of an idea had been rolling around in my brain…

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    Myeloma Rocket Scientist: Apollo 8 Versus Apollo 13

    Since it’s nearly the holidays, I’m sure that the story of Apollo 8 is on everyone’s mind.
    Well, perhaps not.
    Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to leave Earth orbit and fly to the moon, orbiting it…

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    Northern Lights: Stocking Stuffers

    It is that time of year for seasonal greetings, parties, and gifts.
    In my family, we have a tradition of putting stockings on the hearth, filled with interesting, small gifts that are known as stocking stuffers. This tradition dates back…

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    Sean’s Burgundy Thread: Myeloma In 17 Syllables

    As I first began the several rounds of chemotherapy for multiple myeloma back in December of 2008, I decided to help combat the effects of chemo brain by working on word and number puzzles and by scribbling my thoughts down…