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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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Dr. Tricot, Iowa by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Guido Tricot, MD, PhD, is the director of Holden Cancer Center’s Bone Marrow Transplant and Myeloma Program at UI Hospitals and Clinics. He specializes in multiple myeloma a ... Read on »
Jack Aiello Interview by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Andrew Schorr: Are you optimistic? Jack Aiello: I’ve said to patients for the last 10 years, if you’re going to be diagnosed with myeloma it’s a lot better now than it was 1 ... Read on »
Struggling with Remission? What! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Frankly remission is an awkward place. In fact beyond the normal wear & tear of aging, I now look & feel as well as I did before I became ill. But I have not been able to g ... Read on »
Simple Pleasures by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller In l ... Read on »
The “Head Game!” by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Before I even knew what we would do, what the treatment would be, or it’s outcome, I had to get Dave’s head in the game!” – Lori Puente There is a wonderful article over at ... Read on »
What Cancer Cannot Do… by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer What Cancer Cannot Do Cancer is so limited…. It cannot cripple love. It cannot shatter hope. It cannot corrode faith. It cannot eat away peace. It cannot destroy confidence. ... Read on »
Early Treatment for MGUS & Smoldering by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein Recently there was a study about treating those MM patients that were hi ... Read on »
Myeloma Video Diary by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  “It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” – Unknown We have a very active FB MM Support Group (check my resources page if yo ... Read on »
My Spinning Adventures… by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”. - Scott Adams One of the things that happened for me when I returned from Florida over ... Read on »
Personal Struggles in Myelomaville by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “All doctors have proven to me is that they are good enough students to get through med school.” – Lori Puente Another favorite of mine that my friend and former mentor used ... Read on »
Riding the Wave…quite a ride! by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.” - Jawaharal Nehru It’s hard to believe yet another year ... Read on »
Ted Talk, Cancer, Open Source Research by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Open collaboration is critical for driving innovation…” – Open Source Quote This video hit the MM community as I was traveling for a long awaited cruise celebrating 30 year ... Read on »
Millennium News Release by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Elderly patients with multiple myeloma strive for upfront therapy that will extend their lives,” said Karen Ferrante, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Millennium. “Today’s VELC ... 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 »
UAMS/MIRT News by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Our Mission: “To accelerate curative therapies for multiple myeloma and related disease entities through innovative translational research and outstanding patient care.” – M ... Read on »
To Know or Not to Know… by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein I have noticed there are those who are very knowledgable about Multiple Myeloma and there are those who have information, a ... Read on »
Study Hacks Blog by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.” - Horace 65-68 B.C.  I have subscribed to a blog called Study Ha ... Read on »
Contact Form by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I have finally put a “Contact” tab up (across the top). This will allow some of you who might not feel comfortable leaving your comments to send me a message privately and m ... Read on »
Book in the Works? by Lori P. Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer “Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.” - Unknown When I started this blog, it was partly my own very personal need to heal from ... 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 »