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20. My Real Selves

Flannery O’Connor, who fell ill with lupus at age 23 and died at age 39, once said that serious illness before death is a blessing.  I personally call bullshit.  1,201 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Second Interim Analysis of Idelalisib and Rituximab for Patients with Relapsed CLL Confirms Previous Findings

By Dr. Richard Furman MD

There is high unmet need for treatment of unfit patients with relapsed CLL, particularly in those characterized by adverse prognostic factors including del (17p) and/or  260 more words

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Day +144: Not a Bed of Roses

This post was supposed to be a week 1 at home summary. Then it became a week 2 summary. It is now a week 6 summary. 698 more words

19. "Revelations" from the Infusion Room

I’m in the middle of my second chemo treatment, one six hour day, two three hour days, and one injection on Thursday, the last day.  It’s Tuesday night, and the fog has settled in.  1,257 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Patient Experience at Weill Cornell Medical College Continued

When Bob came to Weill Cornell he was out of options, but in a few months he was feeling like himself.

Weill Cornell Medical College

18. Back So Soon?

Three weeks out from my first of six chemo treatments, 1) I still have most of the hair I started chemo with; 2) I’m beginning to understand the purpose of each of the ten medications I take per day; 3) I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in at least two years; 4) I have been overwhelmed with help and kindnesses from people I knew and didn’t know until they stepped forward to help; and 5) the early symptoms are coming back.  1,823 more words

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My Numbers Up

We’ve all heard it said; there are times when you can’t explain it, there’s nothing you can do about it, when your number is up, your number is up. 422 more words