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Erik Duval
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Sometimes, I have this vision where I see fear in the eyes of everybody I encounter. When that happens, everybody looks distressed and worried to me. This vision never lasts very long, but the effect always stays with me for much longer: we’re all…
Sometimes, I have this vision where I see fear in the eyes of everybody I encounter. When that happens, everybody looks distressed and worried to me. This vision never lasts very long, but the effe...
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As I’m writing this, there is blood from someone else dripping into my veins. Later today, I will be stronger than this morning, because someone decided sometime ago to donate blood. Someone who doesn’t know me. Someone who doesn’t get a “thank you, that…
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+Erik Duval BTW following your earlier post, I looked into donating stem cells... but I am apparently too old (over 35). Blood I can and will do however. (I am scheduled to give blood this week.)

Keep up the good fight.
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Let me be honest: I do have some issues with the Greeks… I mean: they are responsible for Demis Rousos and Nana Mouskouri! One of them would have been bad enough… But then the Germans gave us James Last. And the British Engelbert Humperdinck. Still,…
Let me be honest: I do have some issues with the Greeks... I mean: they are responsible for Demis Rousos and Nana Mouskouri! One of them would have been bad enough... But then the Germans gave us J...
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At the hospital today, I expected to get my fourth dose of experimental treatment, after a first cycle of three and a week without treatment. Rather unexpectedly, it turned out that my number of Blood Platelets was too low. That means an extra week…
At the hospital today, I expected to get my fourth dose of experimental treatment, after a first cycle of three and a week without treatment. Rather unexpectedly, it turned out that my number of Bl...
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Keep strong, everything is going to be better
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Most of us (I think) feel more comfortable when things are clear and certain. In science, of course we know that very few things are really certain: we use statistics to reason with uncertainty and visualisations to try and understand uncertainty (box…
Most of us (I think) feel more comfortable when things are clear and certain. In science, of course we know that very few things are really certain: we use statistics to reason with uncertainty and...
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There’s little I can think of that beats fresh eggs and bacon with the family on a sunny early Summer morning… I’ve had worse Thursday mornings. My first treatment last Tuesday went very well: no side effects whatsoever. The advantage of ‘smart…
There's little I can think of that beats fresh eggs and bacon with the family on a sunny early Summer morning... I've had worse Thursday mornings. My first treatment last Tuesday went very well: no...
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Sometimes, I have this vision where I see fear in the eyes of everybody I encounter. When that happens, everybody looks distressed and worried to me. This vision never lasts very long, but the effect always stays with me for much longer: we’re all…
Sometimes, I have this vision where I see fear in the eyes of everybody I encounter. When that happens, everybody looks distressed and worried to me. This vision never lasts very long, but the effe...
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Went to the hospital this morning to have my blood checked. I thought that was the plan. But we had a meeting instead. Which was … interesting. As it turns out, a chromosomal analysis of my tumor cells had revealed that I actually suffer from T-cell…
Went to the hospital this morning to have my blood checked. I thought that was the plan. But we had a meeting instead. Which was ... interesting. As it turns out, a chromosomal analysis of my tumor...
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Today, I drove my youngest to her scout camping site. She will spend the next 12 days without a mobile, without money, without many of the other things we sometimes feel we need… Oh, and without me – which left me a bit sad on the way back. Walking back…
Today, I drove my youngest to her scout camping site. She will spend the next 12 days without a mobile, without money, without many of the other things we sometimes feel we need... Oh, and without ...
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The idea behind my treatment is of course that I will live longer… After my experience this morning, I’m beginning to wonder whether I’m not going to spend most of the time I gain waiting at the hospital. The initial blood taking and conversation with the…
The idea behind my treatment is of course that I will live longer... After my experience this morning, I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm not going to spend most of the time I gain waiting at the ...
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More Fool Me by Stephen Fry My rating: 3 of 5 stars Stephen Fry meets interesting people (Damien Hirst, Oasis, Prince Charles, …), goes to interesting places (I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks at the London Savoy) and leads a generally interesting…
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After two CT scans, an echo-cardio, a biopsy, countless blood analyses and some discussions, I am now a Man with a Plan. (No, not that kind of plan. Read on!) For relapsed T-cell lymphoma, the basic plan boils down to get me into complete remission and…
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