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The Billionaires are Winning and Patients are Losing

The business of medicine and health insurance is dark and dirty. That’s what it is. A multi-billion dollar business. And all of it is set up to benefit, not the patients, but the people who run the business. All aspects … Continue reading

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A Week of Chemo – Infusion 2

I had my second infusion on Friday, December 15th. (I realized I wasn’t dating these occurrences very well to track them, so now you’ll see a date for a particular thing that needs tracking.) It was a 4.5 hour appointment. … Continue reading

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First Chemo

I got my first chemo infusion this morning. I was a little concerned that I would have to put it off because it seemed the cold I’d had back in Denver decided to reconstitute itself into bronchitis and a sinus … Continue reading

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Time for a Break

In my previous life, I was an IT consultant working for a large consulting firm, helping to solve technical problems and provide support for a number of different projects and customers. My most recent project was probably the most rewarding … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part V – The Scans

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the doctors need a certain number and type of scans to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. So after you’ve had a mammogram with ultrasound and a biopsy, the next step is … Continue reading

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Treatment Step 1: Install the Port

I feel like I’m becoming a Borg. I’ve just had new hardware installed, a chemo port. I had my choice between having a port put into my chest, or having PIC lines hanging out of my arm. I know me. … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part IV – The Big Meeting

The “Big Meeting” was scheduled for a week after I’d gotten the biopsy results. They didn’t have any openings left for that week or I’d have been there. I took a colleague from work with me and also had my … Continue reading

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