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Perugia! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve had some trouble accessing my blog in the past few days. In a nutshell, my “login” button hasn’t been working (and still doesn’t work, but I can login a different way n ... Read on »
Curcumin enhances the cytotoxic and chemosensitising effects of lenalidomide in human multiple... by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Oh I just love open access articles, which are studies that are available FOR FREE to anyone who wishes to read them online. And this particular one (whose title coincides w ... Read on »
Cancer and diet: Why is nutrition overlooked? by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It’s THE question we’ve all asked ourselves and our doctors at some point in this “journey,” I’m sure. But let’s start at the beginning… Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4′s Food Pr ... Read on »
Expert Questions US Public Health Agency Advice On Influenza Vaccines. by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Yesterday I read a very interesting article on the flu vaccine (and much more): http://goo.gl/imIa3 Now, as I’ve posted here before, Stefano and I had the vaccine for a numb ... Read on »
Cats in the front yard by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I took part of the afternoon off yesterday. I got home from work and, after lunch, did a bit of work at my computer. Two of my closest friends were coming to pick me up at 3 ... Read on »
Relax and Unwind by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve been neglecting my work lately, so I have a lot of catching up to do today, YIKES. But in the past week or so I have come across some articles, videos and whatnot, whic ... Read on »
Up and down, up and down… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Three towns in one day.  And these weren’t easy-to-visit towns all located on flat ground, but Medieval towns perched on the tops of hills, which meant we went up and down h ... Read on »
Probiotics and antibodies… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’m working this morning, but I did take a break to check out a few things, including this Science Daily article on probiotics used as a “weapon to fight cancer.” It deals s ... Read on »
14 years!!! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stefano and I got married on May 8, 1999, which means that today is our 14th wedding anniversary. We lived together for a couple of years before getting married, but it soon ... Read on »
Edinburgh and surroundings… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here are some of my photos.  If you hover (the mouse pointer) over the image, you will be able to read some info about it…where it was taken, etc.  Enjoy!                   ... Read on »
More bullshit… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Update (=May 6 2013): I was in such a hurry the other day that I forgot to include the link to the Myeloma Beacon article, duh! Here it is: http://goo.gl/zTFiF Sorry for the ... Read on »
Ring around the rosie… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Hi there! We got back from Edinburgh last night…oh, what a glorious time we had…and what a splendid city! We both fell in love with it and would love to move there immediate ... Read on »
I’ll tickle your catastrophe… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well, after spending the morning running errands (buying cat food etc.), I’m finally getting our stuff together. It’s going to be A LOT COLDERBRRRRR in Edinburgh, which I am ... Read on »
Life goes on… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Day after tomorrow Stefano and I are leaving for Edinburgh, a holiday we’d planned a long time ago. We’ll be gone for about a week (a good friend is moving into our house an ... Read on »
Never say never… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just a little while ago I was writing (boasting!) that I haven’t been really ill in ages and haven’t had an antibiotic in ages… But first things first. On Tuesday night, aft ... Read on »
A case of myeloma associated with the Epstein Barr virus in an 11-year-old girl… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Epstein Barr, or infectious mononucleosis. Here we go again. It’s been ages since I last wrote about a possible viral connection to the insurgence of MGUS…At one point, a fe ... Read on »
“Your Italian…is perfect!!!” by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer On October 25 2011, I wrote about an unusual encounter  I’d had at the supermarket here in Florence. In fact, before reading any further, please click on this link (if you d ... Read on »
After chemo…chemo brain… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just finished reading a fascinating article published in “The Scientist” a few days ago. It discusses cognitive problems in chemotherapy-treated cancer patients…what we ca ... Read on »
“Curcumin for monoclonal gammopathies. What can we hope for, what should we fear.” My... by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Work always seems to get in the way of posting anything serious, including this final rant, uhm…I mean, final part of my three-part series on the 2012 Vermorken et al study. ... Read on »
Mad about birds! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Here are a few of the photos that I’ve taken at the bird reserve (Parco della Piana, Sesto Fiorentino…just outside of Florence) in the past couple of weekends.  Yesterday we ... Read on »