After her difficult journey through and beyond a stem cell transplant, Lucie writes "one must sustain belief in oneself ... the body and the mind make up a wonderful machine ... listening to them can be most instructive".
"I was at work when my doctor called me on my cell phone. I teach Deaf students, and I normally wouldn't answer the phone at school, but I happened to be on a spare. She told me that she thought I had Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia which is a rare blood [...]
Our group started over fifty years ago! Well, not really, but... In 1966 I met Betty McPhee in Vancouver. Three years later she was married and living in Philadelphia. I was working on a medical team in West Africa. It was over forty years later when we met by accident [...]
Learning from a life "punctuated by a cascade of medical events", Carol advises that it is important to be a partner with your doctor. "It's not just about finding the right medicine; it's also about sustaining positive attitudes", she writes.