If you've poked around this blog much, you probably know that I have terminal/incurable stage 4 kidney cancer. It is aggressive. It shrugs off nearly all traditional cancer treatments. The five-year survival rate is about ten percent. Long story short, this is not an easy burden to bear. A cancer diagnosis thrusts you into an … Continue reading Today I mourn.
A weird thing happens when you're diagnosed with cancer: You start comparing your tumor to fruit. As in, the size of fruit. And nuts. And eggs, and other food products. And if you're really unlucky and your tumor is big enough, you'll start thinking in sports terms, like footballs. I blame the U.S. public education … Continue reading Stuck between an almond and a grape
The title pretty much says it all. I am still alive. Holy crap, praise the god of your choice, it's an effing miracle. Pardon my language, but if you were me you would probably be egregiously slinging expletives as you jumped for joy as well. Or running naked in the streets screaming "ha ha ha! … Continue reading I’m f*^king still alive. Suck it, cancer.
I'm overdue for a check in. The last time I posted, I was in the middle of a lot of soul-crushing setbacks. The first medication (Cabometyx) I took to stem the giant kidney cancer tumor inside of me had stopped working and had culminated in a rare but serious side effect called Pres syndrome. It … Continue reading T-cells know best.