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4/14/15 Seduced By Righteous Eating

I had been seduced by righteous eating.
Steven Bratman, MD

It was purely by accident that I stumbled across Steven Bratman, a physician who practices alternative medicine. 2,866 more words

Pausing for Gratitude

This morning I awoke with a heart full of gratitude. My life isn’t perfect, but as we say in my native East Tennessee, it’s “purt near” (pretty close to) that. 1,691 more words

Aging Parents

28. Epilogue

I’m three weeks out of my last chemo treatment.  My onc pulled me off acyclovir (an anti-viral) a week ago because he suspected it was causing my 101+ fevers.  2,056 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

27. Letting Go

The last week of chemo, two weeks ago, began like all the rest except for the easily 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

Lymphoma News

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