Life with Cancer, Entry#17: Infusion Day

Today I go in for another round of infusions. …round 4 of an immunotherapy drug called Opdivo, to be exact.  The drug will try to trigger my immune system to “see” the cancer cells and attack them… if it works.  I’ll find out in a few months. Infusions take about an hour and a half and…

Life with Cancer, Entry#16: The Lure of Suicide

It was because of a suicide that convinced me to start this blog (if you missed it, you can read the details from Entry#01: Ground Zero), and so I’d like to talk about this topic now that it has a little more personal meaning to me. I have always been one to try to see the…

Life with Cancer, Entry#07: Hope

Today, I made a new friend, and her name is Hope. Hope works for a local Vietnamese television station and stumbled across my blog the other day. She, too, lost her father to cancer when she was a teenager and so my situation in relation with my own daughter resonated with her when she read my…

Life with Cancer, Entry#01: Ground Zero

Project Introduction:  Each person who has been touched by cancer goes on a very personal journey.  Many people prefer to keep their medical status private, not even sharing the news with anyone outside of their immediate family. At the beginning of my journey, I was one of these folks.  I didn’t want to bother other…

10 Things to Keep in Mind When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Cancer

  Getting diagnosed with cancer can feel like a death sentence, and in some cases, this is true.  However, much of our journey with cancer has to do with what goes on inside our minds.  Our outlook on just about everything becomes critical in defining what our experience will be like with this disease. There…