What started as a personal journey of a doctor turned patient morphed into a way to share what’s universal in dealing with cancer, in my case a nasty leukemia (CLL), a failed transplant and a successful clinical trial. The telling of my journey has become a journey to teach about CLL, related blood issues and all cancers. Please visit our new website http://cllsociety.org for the latest news and information. Smart patients get smart care™. If you want to reach me, email bkoffmanMD@gmail.com
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Guest Post from Betsy while we are in Kenya on Safari
the latest update from Brian:
We are doing fine in a lovely
tent camp in Kenya with limited Internet when the generator is running. This is
a land of amazing people and magnificent animals. It’s been an amazing trip so
far, but a bit tough. Wildebeests and zebras are common, but the Internet is a
to his itinerary, most of this week they will be at the Mara Bush Camp doing
game drives (aka driving to see wild animals). Sounds so exciting!
TRANSLATION AVAILABLE: Just an FYI, in the upper left
hand corner of the CLL Society website is a “Translate” button. You
can now select your preferred language to learn about CLL.
to everyone who participated in the Reader Poll from the Q2 2016 issue of The CLL Tribune. We will share the
results in the next issue of the newsletter.
time to time, we will make you aware of in-person meetings coming up for those
of us affected by CLL, specifically:
·September 21st at 6 PM at the New
York Marriott East Side in New York City: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia /
Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the Doctor series.Rick Furman from New York Presbyterian
– Weill Cornell Medical (also part of the CLL Society Medical Advisory Board) is
the featured speaker.Dinner will be
served and there is no charge to attend. You can find out more information and
register here. http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=9419387
A family doc and husband of 1 and father of 4 and grandfather of 3 who loves his family and his work. I live with no TV and no microwave, but wouldn't last a minute without friends, art, music, books and the beach. Hockey, good jokes and exotic travel are pretty important too. Writing, Talmud and Zen give meaning to my life. My diet is organic vegan, often raw. I hope the blog makes the load lighter and the path both safer and more fun for those who read it or are going to similar places. I want to help. I crave your comments. If you are new to the blog, check out the portrait my son Will painted (it is the first post), and my very first text post.