Extending hope and inspiration through social media

| Tiffany Williams

I was diagnosed three years ago tomorrow! I had never heard of ASH and knew little about multiple myeloma. I’d been a registered nurse for 24 years and a pediatric nurse practitioner for 14 years at the time. However, my career was solely spent in the world of little people. So when I was diagnosed […]

The excitement builds!

| Michael Tuohy

Each year, ASH comes on the heels of Thanksgiving, which is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on all there is to be thankful for, including all the research being done in our myeloma world. When I was diagnosed with myeloma in 2000, the options were few and side effects […]

Forecast: clear, blue, and green

| Tom Swick

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, Sunday afternoons in the fall usually meant watching a football doubleheader on TV. Often, the late game featured the Chargers, at home in San Diego. It never failed to strike me that the grass looked greener, the sky looked bluer, and even that the announcers sounded clearer. I moved to […]

Never a more dynamic and hopeful time . . . .

| Teresa Miceli

The 58th Annual American Society of Hematology (#ASH16, #IMFASH16) meeting is quickly approaching. Again, it will be held in San Diego, California, from December 3–5th, 2016. I have attended this meeting multiple times, in many locations, and, in recent years, with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) as a support group leader (SGL) and nurse liaison […]

Coming full circle

| Linda Huguelet

I’m honored to have been invited by the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) to attend the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting for the fourth year.  Since attending my first ASH, I’ve been continually amazed and encouraged by the vast amount of myeloma research that is being done. It’s truly inspiring to see research in […]

What’s this event called ASH?

| Jack Aiello

Soon I’ll be off to San Diego, site of this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference. ASH is all about blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma), and there are nearly 700 oral presentations and posters on myeloma alone. I’m so grateful to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) and their sponsors for sending me, and […]

My first visit to ASH

| Thomas Goode

In 2005, I was diagnosed with this dreaded disease. As I look back over my journey since I’ve been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the one thing that came to mind was the fact that the average life span for newly diagnosed patients was three to five years. As I began treatment, I did not know […]

The future looks bright

| Uncategorized

In just a few short days, I’ll be on my way to San Diego for the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, an experience I’ve looked forward to for months! Among the thousands of attendees at ASH from around the world will be our group of 14 myeloma support group leaders, thanks to […]

A November to remember

| John De Flice

I remember the day that President Kennedy was shot: 12:30 p.m., November 22, 1963. I was in middle school . . . in the cafeteria with many confused adolescents when I learned the news. Just as clearly, I remember staying with my aunt while interviewing for medical school in San Francisco. Sitting across from me […]