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BY Cynthia DeMarco

For James Noble (known as “J.R.”), the first signs of trouble came in October 2013.

At the end of each workday, the normally high-energy general manager began leaving his job at Pappadeaux exhausted.

“My dad didn’t come home with work stories anymore,” notes his daughter, Gloria. “Instead, he came home to rest. And that is not his style.”

Even so, J.R.’s daily fatigue didn’t set off any alarms initially. “At first...

Cancerwise blog post: Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia survivor J.R. Noble with his family

BY Anne Balson

"Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes."
-- Author Unknown

My appendix ruptured the summer after my freshman year...