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August 29, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 4 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

By Patricia Wagner In this final entry, I’ll be sharing as one patient to another the complementary practices which have enhanced my total health. I am most grateful to the M.D.s who treat me, as I’m sure most of you are. I do not look to them for everything, however. I personally have benefited from […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, Arizona, blood cancer, Mayo Clinic, myelofibrosis, Patient Story, Ruben Mesa


August 26, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 3 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

by Patricia Wagner Thanks for sticking with me! In this entry, I’ll be talking about what is involved in being your own advocate. I believe that for myself, I would not be alive to write to you now had I not realized that I am in charge – not the professionals whose help I seek. […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, hematology, myelofibrosis, Ruben Mesa


August 24, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 2 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

by Patricia Wagner In this entry, I’ll talk about how the disease started and a look into how I was affected. Bear in mind that every case is different and you shouldn’t conclude that you’ll go through the same things I have. My case, in fact, is more dramatic than most. I first suspected that […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, Arizona, Cancer, myelofibrosis, oncology


August 22, 2011

Living With Myelofibrosis (Part 1 of a 4 part-series)

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard

I’m Patricia Wagner. I’m 58 years old and live in a retirement community with my husband and two cats. I’m now followed by Dr. Ruben Mesa, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. I’m writing this blog series to help others by giving you a glimpse into how I have been impacted by myelofibrosis […]

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Tags: 1136, 2289, 5279, 5333, MPN, myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera


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