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“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 »
Muffet by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My parents recently adopted a gorgeous, 10-year-old black female cat from the Cape Cod MSPCA shelter. There hasn’t been a cat in their house since our beloved Italian cat, ... Read on »
“If progression is slow, it’s harder to treat with chemo…” by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning, after doing some work (as usual), I finally got around to going through the copious notes I took during the patient-doctor meeting with Dr. Morie Gertz (Mayo ... Read on »
Ajoene, from garlic… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today a blog reader/friend (merci!) sent me the link to a very interesting Science Daily article about the superhero-strong antibacterial properties of one of garlic’s che ... Read on »
A curcumin implant shrinks breast cancer tumors… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, well…a very interesting bit of news today. The gist: in order to get around the (well-known) problem of curcumin’s low bioavailability, researchers at the University ... Read on »
An update on aspirin and myeloma by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A couple of years ago, when I began preparing my “Good or bad for myeloma” Page ( http://margaret.healthblogs.org/good-or-bad-for-myeloma/ ), I decided to add aspirin to t ... Read on »
A very odd couple! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This morning a blog reader/friend sent me the link to one of the most amazing videos…never seen anything like it, and I’m quite sure you haven’t, either… So check it o ... Read on »
A quick selection of photos I took in Arizona (December 2013) by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Saguaro, DBG, Phoenix Great Horned Owl, DBG, Phoenix Montezuma Castle, Camp Verde, AZ Petrified Forest   ... Read on »
“I choose to be happy” by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Many thanks to my friend Joanne for posting this five-minute TED video on Facebook:  Without her recommendation, I probably wouldn’t have watched it…I mean, I wouldn’t nor ... Read on »
Meeting with Prof. Morie Gertz, Mayo Clinic…this Saturday! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I met Prof. Gertz in March 2012 at a patient-doctor meeting organized by my friend Vittorio’s charitable association, which he set up in memory of his uncle who was a myel ... Read on »
Like Tom Hanks in “The Terminal” by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Remember that movie, “The Terminal”? In a nutshell, it’s about a man (Tom Hanks) who gets trapped in New York’s JFK International Airport after being denied entry to the U ... Read on »
Back from Arizona by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful our stay in Arizona was…overwhelming, wonderful, happy, beautiful, exciting, moving…extraordinary… And I have fallen head over ... Read on »
Happy holidays!!! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We’re in Arizona, at my sister’s place in Scottsdale. Wow. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this trip has been, how wonderful it is to be reunited with my sister ... Read on »
Dogs that are scared of walking past cats… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We’ll be in Arizona tomorrow night…I haven’t seen my sister in years (and my niece since August)…it’s going to be a great Xmas family reunion…can’t wait! I may not hav ... Read on »
Cousin G by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday Stefano informed me that his cousin had died in a hospital in Rome during the night…one of our favorite cousins. Cousin G was diagnosed with stage 4 colon ca ... Read on »
U.S.A. Xmas 2013…a bit of a bumpy start. by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Boy, what a trip…On Saturday morning Stefano drove me to the Florence airport where I was supposed to board a flight to Munich (and, from there, a connecting flight to Bos ... Read on »