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Lori P.

California
My husband, age 48 at the time (June 2008), was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma. Feel free to visit my blog (www.loripuente.com) of recounting our journey from a caregiving point of view. The blog also has a link to my husband's Caring Bridge website, where I... Full Bio
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Weddings and … by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery Almost three years ago our wonderful nephew and hi ... Read on »
The Gifts in Life by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  - Marcel Proust The new year, following holiday festivities th ... Read on »
Mind, Body, Spirit by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”  - C.S. Lewis I use to ponder this as a pre-teen, in my confusions rolling around in my head trying to understand a ... Read on »
Patient Power – Andrew Schorr by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Dr. Damian Green, a myeloma expert from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses the role of transplant in myeloma and the continuous refinements to induction therapy. Dr. G ... Read on »
Patient Ambassadors by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Last night Dave and I attended a MM support group holiday meeting near Spring Hill, Flori ... Read on »
Mourning Milestones by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Each of us has his own rhythm of suffering.” – Roland Barthes We have lost many this year to MM and other cancers or health issues. Having conversations with my many friend ... Read on »
So Much Good Stuff! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.” It surely has been a long time since I have posted! Some of us have stayed in contact on FaceBook i ... Read on »
ASCO 2013 WebCast – Dr. Usmani – High Risk Myeloma by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Research is creating new knowledge.” – Neil Armstrong, Astronaut Dr. Usmani, a researching physcian at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the Myeloma Institute did a brief o ... Read on »
New Struggles with Remission – What?! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “A piece of me goes with them.” – Lori Puente We lost another giant soul in Myelomaville last week (Hanna – Margaret’s heartfelt tribute). Some of us knew it was coming, but ... Read on »
Attitude in Health (and Life) by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Winston Churchill This continues to be a controversial topic. There are some scientific studies and research that h ... Read on »
Musings by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.” – Unknown ... Read on »
Myeloma Holiday? by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Maybe Lori will take a break from her Myeloma Holiday and chime in.” – H.O. Indeed! I would have never thought there could be such a thing as a Myeloma Holiday. Do you ever ... Read on »
Treatment Ends! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.”  ― Thomas More Dave and I are still basking in our recent check up in Arkansas, m ... Read on »
CureTalk Online Panel Discussion Broadcast by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Myeloma Cure Panel broadcast We had a very informative Cure Panel discussion on myeloma on Blogtalkradio with Dr. Parameswaran Hari as myeloma expert on 25th September at 4: ... Read on »
Monterey Excursion by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “The journey not the arrival matters.” -  T.S. Eliot Dave and I went on a road trip to Monterey, CA. So for weeks we were trying to get away to just DRIVE in the new/used “C ... Read on »
Patient Power: Myeloma Cure vs Control? Dr. Barlogie’s Perspective by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Andrew Schorr catches up with Dr. Bart Barlogie in Barcelona at a conference to ask the question, if emphasis is being pushed to make Myeloma a chronic disease is cure still ... Read on »
MIA, AWOL, APB!!!! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Preaching for life changes requires far less information and more application. Less explanation and more inspiration.” — Andy Stanley MIA: Missing in Action AWOL: Absent Wi ... Read on »
Flexibility (and Point of View) by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.” - Paul Kagame The two things that helped me through this ordeal ( ... Read on »
Sunrise – Sunset by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Superman’s not brave. You can’t be brave if you’re indestructible. It’s every day people, like you and me, that are brave knowing we could easily be defeated but still cont ... Read on »
Exercise Update – Dave by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.”  - Marsha Doble I thought you might like an update on Dave’s progress. As the week wore on he ... Read on »