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3005, 2014

A Few Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Had Cancer

By |May 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

They say that hindsight is 20/20. They mean that once you look back at something, you can finally see it clearly. They… are liar holes.

It has been twelve years since I battled cancer, and when I look back at the whole sordid affair, I still have questions that I have not been able to answer. […]

907, 2016

Can We Stop Saying, ‘Yeah, But…’ For Five Minutes?

By |July 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I’m really starting to take a hard look at the media…not just networks and cable, but especially pundits…some of whom I like to call the “Yeah, but” crowd. They’re the people who see a story about a tragedy, but then pull out, “Yeah, but…” to justify the actions. And this is not limited to one […]

606, 2016

CancerCon, Part 5: What Do You Wish Your Caregivers Knew?

By |June 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Melinda: “Please don’t cry in front of me. Then I will ugly cry, and it will be a mess.”

It’s a touchy thing being a caregiver. When to step in. When to drop back.

Susan: “There will be waves of emotions. I’m crazy, but I’m not actually crazy.”

The sixty-four people who participated in The Five Minute Blog […]

3005, 2016

CancerCon, Part 4: What is the One Thing That Surprise You the Most During Cancer?

By |May 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Peter: “I was surprised by how bad cancer kicks your ass. I was a big strong guy and it kicked my ass.”

One day, a good friend of mine called me to say that a friend had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since I had survived this, he asked if I’d be willing to give the […]

2405, 2016

CancerCon, Part 3: Things I Would Have Done Differently During Cancer

By |May 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Kalina: “I would have let my family take photos of me.”

It was a punch in the gut the second the words left her lips. Kalina was one of sixty-four people who shared their stories with us during CancerCon…the largest gathering of young-adult cancer patients, survivors, and advocates in the world.

When Kalina said she would have […]

1605, 2016

CancerCon, Part 2: This Is the $#!^ That Will Really Help You…

By |May 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Sarah: “You have to have someone to talk to. It’s incredibly awful to go through this without a support system.”

It is one of the biggest things you don’t realize…how the people you meet will change your life. When you get diagnosed with cancer, it’s such a lonely feeling. No one could possibly know how you […]

905, 2016

CancerCon, Part 1: I Really Wish Someone Would Have Told Me This $#!^…

By |May 9th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Susan: “This is going to suck hard, and you have to mentally prepare yourself for how bad it’s going to suck.”

Susan is a young adult cancer survivor…one of almost seven hundred survivors, patients, caregivers, loved ones, and advocates at the 2016 CancerCon in Denver. CancerCon was started by the folks at Stupid Cancer, an organization […]

2404, 2016

Five Things I Wish I Knew During Cancer

By |April 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

So this coming weekend in Denver, the largest yearly gathering of young-adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and providers will commence. Started by Matthew Zachary, the rockstar founder of Stupid Cancer,CancerCon is the event where hundreds of people go to learn, to talk, and to share their experiences.

We are going to be one of the catalysts […]

1304, 2016

It Took Me Twenty-One Years, But I Finally Met Kevin Smith…

By |April 13th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

I will never forget the moment I first saw Clerks. I was on a chartered limo bus on the way back from a Duran Duran concert in Chicago with some listeners from our radio station. I was one of the official “station chaperones,” there to ensure that they had a good time.

It was a good […]

704, 2016

The War, the Journey, and the Road…

By |April 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

*Know that before reading this, I am not a doctor, and I don’t work in the medical field. There is absolutely no proven evidence to back any of this up (though I’d love a crack at seeing if I’m right). These theories are mine alone. You may agree, you may disagree, and I may very […]

1903, 2016

How the Kid with A.D.D. Finally Paid Attention…

By |March 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

THWACK!

“Son of a…”

My friends could not contain their laughter. I had just opened my basement door into my own forehead. Seriously, who does that? I reached my fingertips to the scene of the crime to check for blood. Thankfully, there was nothing external, but I had what can only be described as a line-lump percolating […]