The Big Surgery

My crew loaded me up and, after a quick stop to coffee up with our friends and supporters at Hyde Perk in Hyde Park, we headed to Utah Sunday morning for my early, early Monday, October 14, 2019 appointment with my amazing surgical oncology team. Jo drove as Kelsey, Ben and I rode along. Ben…

A Cancer Journey IV

Salt Lake City Calling When Jo and I met with Dr. Huntington in July and got the news that my cancer would require a different surgery, we were stunned. Chemo was progressing and nothing had been said that indicated an increased risk. Nonetheless, there we were. So, as my eight rounds of chemo were starting…

A Cancer Journey III

Chemotherapy: The First Course Everyone knows what chemo is. Chemo is probably the most common. shared experience for people who have suffered through cancer. Cancer is prevalent among older folks like me (more stats here) and many of us have other conditions that make treatment challenging. The optimism and positivity of my initial appointments with…

A Cancer Journey II

Getting Ready for Battle Prioritizing my medical care, meeting my team and learning about the technology happened next. My weight loss was accelerating and by the first weeks of May I had lost over 30 pounds and would eventually loose almost 50 pounds. So stopping the weight loss and getting chemotherapy going were priorities. During…