Category Archives: The Not Cancer Part

They Never Ask for the Backstory

Cancer. Cancer’s what I’d be doing next. It didn’t wait til the end of the calendar year. It didn’t care that I hadn’t joined a gym yet. It made sure that I was too tired to do anything on those weekends that I was home between trips. In fact, cancer prefers me to be overweight.  Continue reading

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Unfulfilled Dreams

Thinking back to my earliest memories, I was fascinated by and loved science. I. Loved. Science. Continue reading

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More Appointments Than Carter’s Got Pills

Yes, I have a ton of shoulda done this or thats about my health. What I also have is a “Today’s the Day it Changes,” and it’s time to start taking better care of myself, with exercise and strength training going back on my Must Do Regardless list. Continue reading

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Posts On the Way

I know I haven’t posted anything in the past couple of weeks. I am 2 weeks post-op and 4 weeks post-Taxol. There’ve been a bunch of appointments and things going on, but that’s not what’s kept me from posting. I’ve … Continue reading

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Kindle Thoughts – Part 1

The Kindle is a great invention. I love my Paperwhite. Unfortunately, there is sometimes as much not to love about having 1,100 books at your fingertips as there is *to* love, and very little of it has to do with the device itself. Most of it has to do with just how little effort Amazon has put into anything to do with their own apps and devices.  Continue reading

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Dear Every Cancer Patient…

There is an arrogance that comes with being the one who went to understand how to treat disease, particularly cancer. Or there’s the failure of fallibility that comes with going to school for 12+ years to be a doctor.  I see this arrogance in some of my own healthcare professionals. I think I notice it more in oncology than I did with my orthopedic surgeons or my internists. Not that they were without their moments. Continue reading

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Cancer’s Made Me A Little Lazy

His gripe is that some people are too lazy to get out and find their own spots and shoot their own images. I get where he’s coming from. Someone will post a nice image of the Seattle skyline, for example, and next thing you know, everybody and their brother is posting very similar shots from that same park. It gets old. Continue reading

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