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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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"Logistics Lori" on the War Path by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One of the things I have always been really good at is lining up all the things that need to get done and organizing it in a logical manner with tight scheduling and make it ... Read on »
“Is Myeloma Curable?” by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Rajkumar tackles defining “cure”.  A five part video series Discussing the topic “Is Myeloma Curable” were Bart Barlogie, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Myeloma Institute ... Read on »
“Myeloma for a Season” – Sean Murray by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” – Kak Sri Sean, of Myeloma Youreloma, is a regular columnist over at The Myeloma Beacon. He is a writer ... Read on »
“Our Caregiver’s Are Special” by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn Lou writes a column called Birds in Spring for The Myeloma Beacon. He has such wonderful insig ... Read on »
“The Drive” by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer "The Drive" Montana’s summer is coming to an end and we are, very shortly, headed in her car, back across the United Sates to Maryland where she will attend her ... Read on »
“The Gentleness of Your Silence” by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Susie Hemingway shared on her facebook page that one of ... Read on »
...and the beat goes on by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer July 3, 2008 "It is so good to have the office come to life again!  It felt like a house with a clogged drain on holiday with a lot of visitors, when you were gone... "  ... Read on »
A Friend’s Wedding by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer   “But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.” – Thomas Jef ... Read on »
A Geneticist’s Cancer Crusade by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The discoverer of the double-helix says the disease can be cured in his lifetime. He’s 82. An interesting interview ( click link to read) with Dr. James Watson  (wiki ... Read on »
A Geneticist’s Cancer Crusade by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dr. Watson points out that scientists are correctly looking at DNA before they treat early-stage cancer, since different drugs work on different genes. The discoverer of the ... Read on »
A Guy Named Phil & a Friend Named Mindy by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “…I have known Phil since the 7th grade.  All through out high school he was a constant presence in my life.  He is the brother that I never had, and because he is family to ... Read on »
A Myeloma Widow’s Journey – Dianne by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer ”In the rising of the sun and its going down, We Remember Him”- We Remember A wonderful Myeloma caregiver, lost her husband, Vern, recently after a valiant effort. She bega ... Read on »
Advocacy in YOUR healthcare by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you are having trouble with your care, every hospital facility has a Social Worker that is on staff at the hospital. Sometimes they have fancy names, but search ... Read on »
Airport Body Scanners Not Harmful – to Who? by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer According to the study, one would have to “undergo 50 airport body scans to equal the amount of radiation received from a single dental X-ray” When the full body scanners hi ... Read on »
An Expression… by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Each day without you, is one more day closer to finding you again- Each moment a pain pierces my heart, is one more moment closer to feeling your love - Each time I cry for ... Read on »
Another Myeloma Hero Warrior! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have.” – Horace Beth Morgan’s Myeloma Listserv has some wonderfu ... Read on »
Another Myeloma Meet-Up! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “New and wonderful, ‘Myeloma Blessings’ came into my life last night!” – Lori Puente Wow! I have come to embrace and truly LOVE the chance encounters I have in my daily life ... Read on »
Are You New Here? by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.” – Gerald R. Ford  I will leave this up fo ... Read on »
Arrival by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer July 2008 I have finally arrived in California. I don’t know how to describe the feelings I’m having about what was to be a fun grand adventure. It is still an adven ... 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 »