Week #158 … 3 Years and 3000 Miles … Now Ready to Blaze a New Trail on Cancer Mountain

Hi Friends, With all the turmoil and uncertainty throughout world today, I hope you will find this little blog post to be some uplifting and maybe even celebratory news. It was 3 years ago this week that I was diagnosed with very serious, Stage IV Colorectal Cancer. Since then, I’ve come learn there are 3Continue reading “Week #158 … 3 Years and 3000 Miles … Now Ready to Blaze a New Trail on Cancer Mountain”

3000 Miles, A Goal Supporting Cancer Research Breakthroughs

Hey friends, Tomorrow is World Cancer Research Day and that’s a very special one for me. You see, down at UCSF Cancer Center, my medical team calls me “a miracle and the future of medicine”. I am here today because of decades of cancer research breakthroughs that have made it possible for patients like meContinue reading “3000 Miles, A Goal Supporting Cancer Research Breakthroughs”

Week 152: Fires, COVID, and Chemo, Oh My!

Hey friends, Wow, we are really being tested out here in the West! Like all of you, we’ve been struggling with latest COVID-19 developments. Then in the past few weeks, the Climate fires exploded from Southern California through the Pacific Northwest, prompting evacuations of many towns throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Thankfully, our town ofContinue reading “Week 152: Fires, COVID, and Chemo, Oh My!”

Week #150 … Chemo Round #41: It’s All About How You Use Your Time

For the past couple weeks, the NorCal fires have kept us indoors and out of the smoke (… and off the bike). Thankfully, our town has been far from the action and not threatened with evacuations or evacuation warnings. We hope that continues to be the case for what has unfortunately become our annual ‘fireContinue reading “Week #150 … Chemo Round #41: It’s All About How You Use Your Time”

Week #147 … Chemo Round #40 … And Obi Wan Said “Use the Force, Crafty. Keep Rollin!”

Last Friday, I hit one of my cycling mileage goals right out in front of a very low-profile Petaluma tourist spot called Rancho Obi Wan. According to Guinness World Records, Rancho OW houses the world’s largest Star Wars memorabilia collection. (Who knew? Right here in PTown of all places!) Anyway, as I rolled by and clicked overContinue reading “Week #147 … Chemo Round #40 … And Obi Wan Said “Use the Force, Crafty. Keep Rollin!””

Week #143: And Then There Was SWAG!

Hi Friends, Even before I got sick, I’d always been weary of (and frankly saddened by) the drabness of many of the hospital environments I’d visited. Once I was diagnosed, understanding I’d soon be going to hospitals and cancer centers like a fitness nut goes to the gym, I feared these places might suck theContinue reading “Week #143: And Then There Was SWAG!”

April 2020 – Week #131 – Cancer Care During Covid-19

I hope you are all safe and well during this really difficult time! Covid-19 has turned the cancer community upside down just like it has everything else. I’m grateful and thankful for all the healthcare professionals, workers and volunteers helping me and millions of other cancer patients stay on track. We got more good resultsContinue reading “April 2020 – Week #131 – Cancer Care During Covid-19”

Week #126: Lessons Learned Along One of Life’s Most Difficult Trails

Hey Friends, This article was published on Salesforce’s “Ohana” Blog this week, shared to my work colleagues worldwide. (Ohana is the Hawaiian word for ‘family’.) While I wrote it for Colon Cancer Awareness Month, the key points go beyond cancer and are very relevant to what we all face today against Coronavirus / COVID 19.Continue reading “Week #126: Lessons Learned Along One of Life’s Most Difficult Trails”

Week #123: Cancer Prevention, Part 3 … It’s a Global Effort

Part 3 of 3: National Cancer Prevention Month 2020 Hey, I’m thankful for this leap day of February to squeeze in the last of my 3 posts about Cancer Prevention and Awareness. My cancer case has been a challenging one, no doubt. I’m about 2.5 years into my journey of wrestling Stage IV cancer. I’veContinue reading “Week #123: Cancer Prevention, Part 3 … It’s a Global Effort”

Week #122: February is National Cancer Prevention Month – Ever Heard About Precision Radiation?

Part 2 of 3: National Cancer Prevention Month 2020 For about the past 100 years we’ve had three major types of cancer treatment tools: cutting, burning, and poison … a.k.a. surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. To date, now 122 weeks into my cancer journey, we’ve used all three to beat my colorectal cancer into a well-controlledContinue reading “Week #122: February is National Cancer Prevention Month – Ever Heard About Precision Radiation?”

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