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!”

Week #136: Who Was That Masked Man? … Memorial Day 2020 …

All this talk of masks … It’s sad to see people making such an issue of it. Today starts Week #136 of my journey on cancer mountain. You might say I was air-dropped on to it along a double-black-diamond run over 2.5 years ago with a very difficult Stage IV diagnosis. Since then I’ve runContinue reading “Week #136: Who Was That Masked Man? … Memorial Day 2020 …”

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?”

Week #121: What Does a Long Cancer Journey Look Like? Well, It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

This week I’m reminded of what my oncologist, Dr. Thomas Marsland, said to me at one of our very first consultation sessions back in November 2017: “You might think of your cancer like a chronic illness. It’s very possible, with today’s technology and treatment advances, that you’ll live for years while undergoing treatment of oneContinue reading “Week #121: What Does a Long Cancer Journey Look Like? Well, It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint”

Week #120: February is National Cancer Prevention Month – Let’s Talk About My Liver

Part 1 of 3: National Cancer Prevention Month 2020 There are number of things that have helped me stay really positive on my cancer journey. I’ve spoken a lot in past updates about the incredible power of family, friends, faith, and hope. (They are no doubt my special superpower.) In this post, in the spiritContinue reading “Week #120: February is National Cancer Prevention Month – Let’s Talk About My Liver”

Hope & Gratitude – Ready for a New Year!

Week #115 2019 was pretty incredible and we are so thankful for all your support. Mady, Nat, and I leaned on you much, much more than you may recognize … and you carried us. We are forever grateful. I hope you will put cancer screening at the top of your New Year Resolutions list.Please callContinue reading “Hope & Gratitude – Ready for a New Year!”

Week #112: Scan Results … Christmas Comes Early for Team Crafty 😎

Among the special moments in your life you’ll never forget, the time your oncologist says “There is no visible sign of the cancer …” has to be very high on your list!  After two years and two months, 4 surgeries, 11 months with an ileostomy, 10 rounds of radiation, and 30 rounds of chemo, IContinue reading “Week #112: Scan Results … Christmas Comes Early for Team Crafty 😎”

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