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The Vasari Corridor and the Uffizi Gallery… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First, what is the Vasari Corridor? In a nutshell, it’s an elevated, enclosed passageway connecting two important Florentine palaces: the Palazzo Vecchio and the Palaz ... Read on »
Lucca Comics and Games 2013 by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We heard about it on the news on Thursday. I turned to Stefano, who still loves playing video-games whenever he has time, and said: “Would you like to go?” 12 hou ... Read on »
Patience… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Both Stefano and I have found birdwatching to be a very relaxing activity. You have to be incredibly patient, though. Sometimes you get some spectacular photos as soon as yo ... Read on »
TAB’s fabulous update: still smoldering after 15 years! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My blog reader TAB sent me his most recent update back in August (I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW!!!), but I was so busy with my parents and their cataract removals that I forgot to po ... Read on »
Long-term survival in myeloma is (finally) linked to a strong immune system…And my new... by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Many many years ago, when I first embarked upon my smoldering myeloma journey, I joined a couple of online myeloma support groups. I still belong to one of them, the smaller ... Read on »
Spice cats! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I’ve been thinking about giving curcumin to my cats for a long time, but I didn’t have any powder until recently. Then, while I was in the U.S. this past summer, I managed t ... Read on »
Sabinsa gets FDA no objection letter for GRAS status of its Curcumin C3 Complex… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A Google Alert just led me to this article: http://goo.gl/m0B16p That’s where I discovered that C3 Complex is now GRAS, which means “generally recognized as safe.” Basically ... Read on »
Work and cats by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Two words that don’t go together…Trying to get some work done, with a cat (my Puzzola, 12 years old) lying in front of the computer screen and on top of the keyboard, demand ... Read on »
Longest cat tongue in the world… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I took this photo of my handsome, smart, loving and lovable Piccolo (9 years old) just a couple of days ago. I didn’t notice THAT TONGUE until this morning, though, when I d ... Read on »
Avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First of all, I would like to thank a dear friend for sending me the article that I’m about to discuss. Here’s the link to the abstract: http://goo.gl/0gKKsL. Unfortunately, ... Read on »
Chemo for smoldering myeloma: NOT YET! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Before I begin, I’d like to thank a blog reader (thanks! ) for sending me the link to the article I’m bringing to your attention today. In this article, Dr. Steven Vogl, a m ... Read on »
Easy peasy sore throat remedy by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer No, I don’t have a sore throat. But a sore throat was one of the main symptoms of the illness I had in early September (see my Sept 18 “Feverzzz!” post). Then, at some point ... Read on »
What would happen if you yelled at a cup of coffee for more than 8 years? by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A blog reader posted this link on Facebook, and I just had to share it. It’s a list of 30 weird facts. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… http://goo.gl/OxodPU (Hm ... Read on »
It’s the weekend… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I just realized that I haven’t posted ANYTHING here in days. Ooooooops! It’s not my fault, really. I mean, even though Florence has been essentially shut down this entire we ... Read on »
Work in progress by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Stefano bought me a new camera while we were in the U.S. this summer.  It’s small, smaller than my “old” camera, but it takes really sharp photos…much sharper, in fact, than ... Read on »
No feverzzzzz! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I even did some work today. Ahhh, yes…much better… And, to celebrate my return to an almost-normal state, today I’m posting a photo I took of our eldest kitty, Puzzola, just ... Read on »
Feverzzzzz! by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow, I haven’t been this sick in ages…In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I was so sick… I began feeling a bit “off” on Thursday evening…By the time I woke up on Fr ... Read on »
My favorite town on Cape Cod by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Since these photos were in a separate folder (long story…basically, I used a different, smaller camera from the one I usually use…), I almost forgot about them! But then yes ... Read on »
Should we change our attitude about stress? by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I love TED talks (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, in case you’ve ever wondered, like I have). I mean, even if I’m not even mildly interested in the TED ... Read on »
More photos… by Margaret Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Since yesterday’s photos received so many lovely comments and compliments (on my blog’s Facebook page, mainly), for which I thank you all!!!, I thought I would upload a few ... Read on »