Science & Medicine

‘Twas the night before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas
Or close, anyway
When MPNforum published
On that special day

Its ASH special issue,
A time pretty queer
For readers engaged
In toasting good cheer

And wrapping up gifts
For friends and relations
With very little time
To study mutations

Or news of discoveries
Medical, molecular
No matter how useful
Or even spectacular.

So now, we offer
This brief newsletter
A patient’s perspective,
No worse, no better.

While all the children
are in their cribs
Come let us talk 
of fedratinib

And for a time,
lend me your ear
that I might tell
of hydroxyurea

and its great battle
with storm and hiss
the mighty Pegasys.

Enough! ‘Tis a Season
For you and me
To wish for the miracle
Of gene therapy.

  For now let’s leave 
This hematologic scene
And explore its wonders
In 2019.

Seasons Greetings – Merry Christmas — Happy Chanukah        
And warmest good wishes for a happy, healthier New Year

Take me back to the Contents

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Comments on: "‘Twas the night before Christmas" (1)

  1. Karen Ulshafer said:

    Yes. cheers for 2017 for those of us who can continue to count the years and with it the hope that it brings or us MPN patients.
    Very clever and appropriate verse. Thanks, makes me smile…

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