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…

A Cancer Journey

Seems to me every cancer is as unique as the person it inhabits. Cancer is not one disease afflicting many, it’s many diseases with seemingly endless manifestations.   My cancer is my cancer. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa The following are episodes from my personal journey….