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Curcumin gum! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer When I first read this bit of news, I thought it was a joke:  http://goo.gl/E1ufJA But no, not at all. On the contrary, it makes perfect sense: by bypassing the stoma ... Read on »
A near escape by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Anyone who has been around puffins (= my favorite seabirds) knows that they don’t have an easy life, especially because of their main natural predators — the lazy, greed ... Read on »
53! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yep, today’s my birthday. I’m 53 years old! I feel a bit like the puffin in my current header photo (by the way, I took that photo at Skokholm Island, Wales, UK, last we ... Read on »
Leaving for…what do you mean? LEAVING??? AGAIN??? by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I know, I know! It seems as though we just got back from Amsterdam and now (= on Saturday…yes, I mean THIS Saturday!!!), we’re getting on another plane. Why, I’ve barely u ... Read on »
Braking in Amsterdam by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We got back from Amsterdam the other night. Vacation over. We had such a wonderful and interesting time…loved the city, its canals, its houses, its houseboats, its cycli ... Read on »
Back in Italy…and off again… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I can’t believe that I’ve been back home with Stefano and our kitties since June 5 and haven’t written a post, not even a tiny post about…ANYTHING AT ALL!!! Well, a lot ha ... Read on »
More on the modified measles vaccine: a personal story by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Many thanks to Karen for posting the link to a Mayo Clinic article that contains more details about the modified measles vaccine study that I discussed briefly in my previ ... Read on »
Home…and a measles vaccine tested on myeloma patients… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My Dad is finally home from the rehab center. Relief! Joy! As you can imagine, I have been incredibly busy in these past few weeks (so much to do!), but I’d still like ... Read on »
Diverted… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Something else happened last week (weekend, really), which could have been really devastating, especially for me. It has nothing to do with myeloma or strokes, but with fl ... Read on »
The week from hell…but it could have been worse…a lot worse… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This post will explain why I haven’t posted a word on the blog for many days, why I have “disappeared” from Facebook and why I haven’t answered any blog reader queries sin ... Read on »
In a New York state of mind… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, yes, I’ve been incredibly busy…busy visiting with my parents, busy playing with Muffet (their lovely cat), busy running errands with my mother, busy planting flowers ... Read on »
On Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’m here. At my parent’ house on Cape Cod. It’s great to be back… As soon as I set foot in my parents’ house–after first hugging Mom and Dad, of course–I asked: “s ... Read on »
Getting ready… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer How did this happen?? Wasn’t it Xmas just the other day?? I still can’t believe that it’s April, and that I’m taking off for the U.S.A…again. Yep, I’m leaving tomorrow t ... Read on »
Tulip mania by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I simply adore tulips. Last fall, with the help of a friend, I planted a whole bunch in my back garden…different colors, different types, smaller ones, bigger ones… ... Read on »
Right place, right time by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It’s really true. It’s all a matter of luck, of being in the right place at the right time. Male and female kingfisher, Parco della Piana, Sesto Fiorentino, March 29 ... Read on »
“Why I’ve ditched statins for good.” by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This post was inspired by a fascinating article I read this morning (many thanks to Libby for the link!) written by a vascular surgeon and published in The Telegraph just ... Read on »
Feline hyperthyroidism: our Puzzola. by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Last year Stefano and I took our eldest cat, Puzzola, to the vet because she had peed all over my bathrobe, which indicated in no uncertain terms that she had a urinary ... Read on »
Gugguls, not giggles… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Okay, so I said that I wouldn’t be experimenting with new stuff for a while. But that was BEFORE I began spring-cleaning the house last week (= one of the household tasks ... Read on »
February 27 2014 test results by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning Stefano and I picked up my February 27 2014 blood test results and went to the doctor…even though I already knew…But hey, it’s always a good idea to get an ex ... Read on »
“Yoga mat” chemical found in nearly 500 foods by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning I read an incredibly scary news story. The Environmental Working Group (= great organization!) analyzed more than 500 “food” items and found that they contain ... Read on »