NED - I’m Not That Into Him (Update #25)

NED – I’m Not That Into Him (Update #25)

  A couple of weeks ago, I shared with a community of fellow cancer patients that I had another round of good scans (that makes an 8+ years since I was diagnosed). Amidst all the cheers and posts of support,…

The Not Really Terminal Terminal Patient Put in the Wrong Terminal

The Not Really Terminal Terminal Patient Put in the Wrong Terminal

Have you ever gone to the airport to catch a flight to another country and you arrive at the international terminal only to discover you’re in the wrong place, apparently your international flight isn’t “international enough” to qualify for the…

Linnea Olson, Light Bearer: May her Memory be for a Blessing

My friend Linnea Olson died today. She had lived with a Stage IV lung cancer diagnosis for over 16 years. She never achieved the holy grail of “NED” (no evidence of disease). She lived every inch of those 16+ years…

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2021 -- 2 FUNdraisers for LC Research!

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2021 — 2 FUNdraisers for LC Research!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, I hope you already know this, but since the media continues to mostly ignore it (even though it’s the NUMBER ONE CANCER KILLER IN THE WORLD BY A FREAKING MILE –…

Cancer Patient-ing Like it's my JOB: ADDENDUM

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s my JOB: ADDENDUM

I titled this series “Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s my JOB” because I spend such a great deal of my time, energy, and resources being a cancer patient (beyond the baseline medical appointments and treatments).  In my disclaimers, I explicitly note…

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB.   Part 3 of 3: Miscellaneous “Alternatives” - Oh, That’s Just Mom’s Sound Healer

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB.  Part 3 of 3: Miscellaneous “Alternatives” – Oh, That’s Just Mom’s Sound Healer

[This is Part #3 of a 3 part series — Part 1: Diet & Supplements – Green Juice, Birthday Cake and Lots of Pills; Part 2: Exercise – Basically a Love Letter to Peloton; Part 3: Misc. “Alternative” Items  – Oh,…

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB.  Part 2 of 3: Exercise – Basically a Love Letter to Peloton

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB. Part 2 of 3: Exercise – Basically a Love Letter to Peloton

[This is Part #2 of a 3 part series — Part 1: Diet & Supplements – Green Juice, Birthday Cake and Lots of Pills; Part 2: Exercise – Basically a Love Letter to Peloton; Part 3: Misc. “Alternative” Items  – Oh, That’s…

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB.   Part 1 of 3: Diet & Supplements - Green Juice, Birthday Cake and Lots of Pills

Cancer Patient-ing Like it’s My JOB.  Part 1 of 3: Diet & Supplements – Green Juice, Birthday Cake and Lots of Pills

[This is Part #1 of a 3 part series — Part 1: Diet & Supplements – Green Juice, Birthday Cake and Lots of Pills; Part 2: Exercise – Basically a Love Letter to Peloton; Part 3: Misc. “Alternative” Items  – Oh, That’s Just…

Update #24: She Gets Around (aka Picking an Oncologist)

Update #24: She Gets Around (aka Picking an Oncologist)

I had scans last week. Everything still looks good, with the caveat that there is a small amount of fluid in my lungs that wasn’t there last time. This could indicate cancer activity, but my oncologist feels it’s most likely…

Update #23: The Miracle of Exposure Therapy + Morning Buns

Update #23: The Miracle of Exposure Therapy + Morning Buns

A couple of weeks ago, I had my regularly scheduled CT scans. (Update #23/Tldr; the scans were stable/good, knock wood.) I haven’t posted about it yet for two reasons. First, my editor rejected my original draft because I joked about…