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November 22, 2019

In the middle of last night, I started thinking about life. 

Trust me, I would rather have been sleeping. 

I woke up at about 4 to use the rest room and couldn’t get back to sleep. That had been a recurring theme for me a few months back. Between the steroids and the cou...

November 21, 2019

One of the challenges of a cancer diagnosis is not thinking every that’s wrong with you is related to what you’ve got. The other night I turned to Jaimie and was like, “Is this progression??” She was like, “It’s a hang nail.” And I screamed, “You’re point???” 

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November 20, 2019

“I made a list. Everything that’s brilliant about the world.” 

I’ve been in my office these past two weeks, sitting at my desk, relearning Every Brilliant Thing. The story, for those who don’t know, is about a guy who has a mother that is dealing with severe depression,...

November 19, 2019

When I was in high school, some friends and I would celebrate special holidays. I’m not talking about the big ones- Veteran’s Day, President’s Day, Groundhog’s Day. I’m talking about those that are more esoteric: 

National Pancake Day. 

Happy Buzzard Day. 

And everyone’s...

November 15, 2019

This morning, I had a bit of a perfect moment. 

I had an appointment with my therapist at 10, and for some reason I asked him if he wanted me to bring him a coffee. 

I don’t know why I asked if he wanted a coffee. I’m sure it was breaking some patient/client rule. You kn...

November 14, 2019

We got to Emory at 8am yesterday morning. It was really cold. “I’m sick of winter,” Jaimie said, shivering in the front seat.

“It’s still fall,” I reminded her. 

“SHUP UP!!!!” she replied, on the verge of tears. 

I checked in for labs. Much to my chagrin, the same violini...

November 12, 2019

“So think of HER-2 as a megaphone.” 

This was my oncologist a couple of weeks ago, attempting to explain how the clinical trial I’m on works. I sat up in my chair, intrigued by how he was going to compare a growth protein to a megaphone. 

“What HER-2 does is it shouts me...

November 7, 2019

There’s this new bagel place near my house. When I first saw it I was excited and skeptical. Excited because there are few things I love more than a good bagel. Skeptical because while I do not buy the premise that New York is the greatest city in the world, when it co...

November 5, 2019

I had the opportunity to participate in LowVelo down in Charleston over the weekend. LowVelo is bicycling event and a huge fundraiser for the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. Participants ride either 25, 50, or 100 miles, and people pledge money for every mile ridden. T...

November 4, 2019

It was cold this morning, so I busted out my winter coat from my closet. And by closet I mean the back of Jaimie's car because that's where it's been living. It reminded me of a blog I wrote a few years ago, and I thought I would share that with you all here: 

Even thou...

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