November

4 Nov

November should be a month of “celebration”.

Two years, ago, on 1/11/2010, Professor Ben Novis gave me his fateful diagnosis. Considering the original prognosis of six months – there certainly is something to celebrate.

Today is my 64th birthday. Having seen the Beatles sing their iconic song on the subject – live at Hammersmith Odeon almost 50 years ago – this year has a special meaning for me.

It seems as though more people than I could ever have believed have sent – or are trying to reach me to send – good wishes. I’m overwhelmed. I’d love to thank each and every one of you individually. But unfortunately, I just can’t do that this year. Please God next year.

In two weeks, it’ll be the first anniversary of this blog. Of all the many positive things that have come out of the blog, there is one of which I’m particularly proud to be a part. My first oncologist, Ido Wolf, M.D., Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s Oncology Department, received a not insubstantial grant from the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, based on his research thesis: “The hormone klotho: a novel regulator of the ERK1/2 cascade in pancreatic adenocarcinoma”.

Please refer to the link:

http://www.pancreatic.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=htJYJ8MPIwE&b=2466459&ct=12327095&notoc=1

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2 Responses to “November”

  1. Lori from USA, Tennessee November 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

    Martin, your updates on your battle always touch and inspire me. Thank you for sharing your journey with unfaltering honesty with countless others Iike me who are searching for hope, information, and connection with others facing pancreatic cancer in their life or family. Happiest of birthdays to you from the other side of the world!

  2. Renee November 5, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Belated Happy Birthday Mart! עד 120!

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