God of love. God of pain? Part 2

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Any of us with a religious background and dealing cancer thinks about Big Questions when it comes to sickness and faith.


God of love. God of pain? Part 1

Posted July 26th, 2013

Any of us with a religious background and dealing cancer thinks about Big Questions when it comes to sickness and faith.


Ten Years

Posted May 15th, 2013

I had an allogeneic bone marrow transplant ten years ago this month. I managed to get into remission number three in March 2003.


Savages and Sacrifices

Posted April 29th, 2013

I’m a fan of the History Channel. They’ve expanded their usual line up to include a fictional series about Vikings.


The Most Useful Page on the Internet

Posted April 24th, 2013

List of cancer resources from the American Cancer Society’s website. Type in a zip code or town and state for help finding assistance for a wide variety of issues.


Wellness Programs and the Unwell

Posted April 4th, 2013

The future of employer provided health care insurance will be driven, in part, by wellness programs.


Deadly Infections and the Caring, Unwashed Hands That Spread Them

Posted March 31st, 2013

Have you heard about the latest threat to the lives of cancer patients? It’s CRE, the ‘Nightmare Bacteria’. This bacteria causes infections and can be drug-resistant.


Lift

Posted March 6th, 2013

I’ve been going to the gym for over a year now. I’m there usually at least three mornings a week. I would guess over half the weeks I was there five mornings a week. I would highly recommend anyone (with medical clearance) do it as well.


Lucky

Posted February 20th, 2013

Before I started chemotherapy for my Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2000, my physician told me the chemo had been formulated such that sterility (which I read was a common male side effect of chemo) wouldn’t be a problem.


Break Down

Posted February 7th, 2013

Six months later I was told the cancer was back. Tumors had returned to my lungs. I didn’t take the news well.