Cancer | When Cancer Strikes, Good Insurance Means Everything — And Everyone Should Have It

My wife, Loren, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer late last year. She completed full-brain radiation in October and six rounds of chemotherapy after that. She is now on immunotherapy, once every three weeks for the rest of her life. None of this is cheap, of course. But with good health insurance, it’s manageable, at … Continue reading Cancer | When Cancer Strikes, Good Insurance Means Everything — And Everyone Should Have It

Cancer | Progression

Progression is not a good thing in cancer treatment.  Progression means the cancer has made progress, not we have made progress against the cancer. That's the news my wife, Loren, got from her last scans.  The scans show progression, which means the cancer has flared up again in spots.  Not much progression, but enough for … Continue reading Cancer | Progression

This, Too, Is Our Life With Cancer

Our life with cancer is not all doctor’s appointments and test results. It’s silly jokes and morning coffee, long conversations and quiet time, slow bike rides and long walks downtown for beer. It’s day trips to the City and longer trips to the mountains and down south to see family and friends. I now want … Continue reading This, Too, Is Our Life With Cancer

Good News

The good news came in response to a non-urgent medical question. “Good news,” Loren’s oncologist wrote. “I looked at your PET scan results. Everything looks a lot better. Some of the lung nodules have completely resolved, and there is no sign of abnormal radioactivity in the mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes, adrenal gland, and bones.” … Continue reading Good News