Category Archives: cancer

My Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner Speech

I attended my second Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner this evening and my wife and I enjoyed a good meal along with several inspirational stories of people dealing with cancer. Before last year’s dinner, my first since my cancer diagnosis … Continue reading

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Surgically Impaired

In honor of the one-year anniversary of my completing radiation therapy, I offer for your listening pleasure (I could only find an audio version), Stephen Lynch:

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The Three R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Radiation

Nine radiation treatments down. Six more to go. This is what they call the “home stretch” and, fittingly, that’s where I’ll be for the next few days. After careful consideration of my not-so-careful work ethic, I’ve elected to take off … Continue reading

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A Cliff Notes Version of Cancer Therapy

Since I don’t have time to describe everything that has gone on with my treatment since my last post in detail, I bring you this summarized version: Wednesday, August 12th: Went to Jackson to the Cancer Care Center for my … Continue reading

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All Set for “Nuke and Puke”

After sending my two younger children off for the first day of the new school year, my wife and I (and my mother, who came down the night before) all went to my first visit with the radiation oncologist today. … Continue reading

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Back to Work

I went back to the day job on Saturday. The doctor has placed me on light duty for a few weeks, but there are a few things I can still do that fall within the requirements set by my physician … Continue reading

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One Week On

It’s been one week since I had my surgery and I went back to the urologist today for a follow-up visit. All things considered, I feel pretty good. I’m starting to get some of my old energy back and, though … Continue reading

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Recovery

As of Friday afternoon, I am a cancer survivor. It seems a bit odd to be saying that, at 32 years old and feeling pretty darn good, all things considered, but it’s true. I went to the hospital in nearby … Continue reading

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A Bad Way to Start a Vacation

Everything was planned out. We were leaving Friday night, driving to Kansas to see my father-in-law. On the agenda: sleeping late, eating well, and having a few laughs. We’d come back Tuesday or Wednesday, just in time for me to … Continue reading

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