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27. Letting Go

The last week of chemo, two weeks ago, began like all the rest except for the grossly perceptible smirk on my face that said I’m almost done with this and I ain’t never gonna study chemo no more.  3,142 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Ibrutinib Demonstrates Continued Efficacy for CLL Patients at 3 Year Follow-up

Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy ibrutinib (Imbruvica), an oral inhibitor of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase, has as treatment for patients with CLL. This has led to its approval by the FDA for previously treated patients with CLL and patients with CLL who have deletion 17p regardless of prior therapy.  166 more words

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Whistler Summit on Lymphoid Malignancies and Myeloma, Day 2

Day 2 was a 13-hour day, most of which was talking about CLL. Whew! I won’t summarize it all but will hit a few of the highlights here. 360 more words

26. My Blind Spots

I’m feeling pretty good.  One more week of feeling good and then last treatment week.  As much as there is to complain about with chemotherapy, and I’ve done more than my fair share of complaining, I’m fearful of ending treatment because in chemo at least I know that I’m doing something about the cancer.  2,155 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The Grrreat Irony

I have always been a reader, writer, researcher, and independent thinker. When I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 1999, that is what I did. 259 more words


It's Time for the 6th Secret of a Can Do Life

Remember, life comes in cycles.  It’s quite simple and quite timely, this 6th secret: Remember, life comes in cycles. Just when we are SO READY for winter to be over and SPRING to get here. 537 more words

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25. My Afterlife

One of my very smartest students once said to me, “All dog books end the same.”  I’ll never forget that statement because whether true or not (I haven’t read all dog books), it is nevertheless undoubtedly true because that’s part of the dog contract, unfortunately.  1,968 more words

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