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June 20, 2019

In April, I traveled to Colorado for IV mistletoe therapy. Mistletoe, an extract of the kissing plant, is an immunotherapy. If you’re familiar with mistletoe, skip the next paragraph.

I like to explain mistletoe like this (but please keep in mind, I’m a big dummy, not a...

May 21, 2019

My Spiritual Journey: How do you face mortality without faith? 

I grew up in a God-fearing church that pretty much ruined religion for me. Once I gained some independence and started asking questions about what was being taught in the church, I felt a lot of resentment...

November 22, 2018

Ok, so.. I’ve been meaning to get back to blogging for a LONG time but I just haven’t been in the right headspace… I can’t promise I’ll keep it up- although I have the best intensions- but at least for today, I felt inspired to write a post announcing Andy and I’s elop...

December 22, 2017

My chemo regimen is called FOLFOXIRI. It consists of 4 drugs: fluorouracil (5FU), leucovorin, oxaliplatin and Irinotecan. Before I started chemo, I had a mediport placed in the right side of my chest. A mediport has a small disk, called a septum, that sits just under t...

October 12, 2017

My heart stopped on 9/20/17 while walking alone on the James F. Hall Trail... exactly 2 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Writing these words, thinking them, saying them is bizarre… that’s the only way I can describe it. I guess it’s bizarre because I haven’t fu...

August 30, 2017

I was at a lab corp yesterday to get blood work and had to call Hopkins because they hadn’t sent over the order yet. A few minutes after I got off the phone, a woman who was leaving came up to me, touched my leg and said “I overheard you are going through chemo and I w...

August 5, 2017

I have stage 4 adenocarcinoma colorectal cancer; it's spread to my liver and lymph nodes. Here's how I found out:

By suggestion of Dr. Imran, I contacted Dr. Michael Brooks' office, who ended up being booked through October, so I scheduled an apt. for 6/29/17 with anoth...

August 3, 2017

If you’ve spent any time with me over the past couple years, you’ve probably heard me complain about my challenges with gut health, painful bloating, food sensitivities and maybe even (if I was comfortable enough with you) constipation.

My earliest memory of an extreme...

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