Monday, January 23, 2017

All Systems Go For Kilimanjaro

This past Friday I saw Berenson. It's my monthly visit, but more importantly it was my final visit before Kilimanjaro. He gave a big thumbs up. The darazlex is working like a charm, I feel great and I'm ready. Dr B had no concerns, other than making sure I give his Institute of Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) a shout out at the summit. Check.  Followed up the successful visit with lunch and beer at Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood. In my younger days I spent a fair amount of time there. Definitely one of my favorite spots. Fish and chips, beer. Check.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Gary Rudman Soon to be a Kilimanjaro Conquerer

Gary is one of my Kilimanjaro climbing partners. He's a myeloma patient, diagnosed in 2015. He's a beast and his motto is: Never quit Never stop. Not today. Not ever.

He's a nice story about Gary:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Kilimanjaro Route

There are several routes to the peak of Kilimanjaro. We're taking the Lemosho route.  Follow this link to get a rough idea of our climbing itinerary. We taking the 8 day climb.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

LLS Free Telephone/Web Conference on Emerging Myeloma Therapies

This Friday the LLS is having an hour and half discussion on emerging therapies for myeloma. To register, follow this link:

Included in the discussion will be:

 How myeloma is diagnosed
Current therapies for myeloma patients
The role of clinical trials in the advancement of myeloma treatment
Emerging therapies for myeloma
Managing side effects
Communication with your healthcare team


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