Go Ahead (and ask me if I smoked) ... Make My Day

There’s a lot of talk amongst lung cancer survivors about the stigma of having lung cancer. Many lung cancer survivors resent it when people ask them, “Did you smoke?” But, I feel differently. Go ahead and ask me. Why? Because…

Lungs. They're Right Under Your Boobs! (Celebrating Lung Cancer Awareness Month)

Do you know the color of the lung cancer awareness ribbon? No, you probably don’t. That’s a trick question, because the ribbon has no color — it’s clear. Yep, you read that right. Someone, somewhere decided that the best color…

Catching Up With Team Lisa: SF Walk, Stanford Football and Breathe Ride

[by Eric] It’s been a busy stretch for Team Lisa. Let’s catch up on the recent activity. San Francisco Walk A month ago, we participated in the Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundations 6th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure…

Please Join us for the Breathe Ride at Bay Club Santa Clara, October 18!

I am SO excited to announce this event! As many of you know, I taught indoor cycle classes for many years prior to getting sick. When my fitness family found out about my diagnosis, they showed up big time. I’ve…

In Loving Memory of Erin Williams Hyman

Last week I lost my longest-held friend. Erin and I met on the first day of 7th grade. We were assigned to the same table in Mr. Naka’s science class and remained lab partners all year. We bonded that year…

Update #5 - When Progression is not Progress

Progression. It sounds like it should be a good thing, but it’s not. I’m having bad flashbacks to an accounting class where the instructor kept insisting credits were bad and debits good. Huh? I heard on the radio yesterday that…

A few months ago I met Arash & Molly Golbon. Molly and I have a lot in common. We are both about the same age, we both have two kids, we both live in the same area. We’re both never-smokers….

Watch Us on Breathe California TV! Episode #1 Now Online

[Post by Eric] Lisa and I recorded two television interviews for Breathe California‘a television show, moderated by Terry Trumbell. The show airs on San Jose/Campbell Comcast channel 15. The first episode aired already on August 21 and 28. You can…

A Dollar for Your Thoughts

Fifty years ago, in 1964, my Dad graduated from UC Berkeley (aka “Cal”). Upon graduation, he made a pledge with his three buddies before they scattered around the globe. They tore up a dollar bill into four pieces. Each guy…

Come Join or Support Team Lisa in SF on 9/21!

On April 11, I tentatively went for my first bike ride since my diagnosis. Eric and I tooled around the neighborhood and it felt great. Since then I’ve ventured out more and more, trying to build my strength and stamina…