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President Carter gave his “Crisis in Confidence” address to the United States in July, 1979. Two days after giving that speech, he stated that the nation had two problems, one of them being “malaise.”
“Malaise” came to be associated with that speech, although Carter never used the word in the actual address. There was an editorial cartoon I carried around for years afterwards. The panel showed a reporter coming upon Carter grilling dozens of hamburgers. When the reporter inquired why, Carter shouted “there’s mayonnaise all over the country!” and ran away with a plate of burgers while the reporter shouted after him, “that’s malaise, Mr. President!”
While the cartoon is long gone, the image of Carter shouting “there’s mayonnaise all over the country!” has stuck with me. Lately, it has been ever present as my oncologist, my personal physician, my husband, and I try to sort through the medical enigma known as my myeloma.
I am just finishing my 13th round of Revlimid (lenalidomide), 15 mg, three weeks on, two weeks off, 20 mg of dexamethasone (Decadron) on days 1, 8, and 15 of the three-week cycle. My labs, which are drawn …Read the full story »
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