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

Cancer Changes Things

Plenty of people will tell you that serious illness gives you a new perspective on life. What they don't tell you, however, is that new perspective is kind of annoying, especially to your coworkers and friends. I've learned this lesson ever since my wife, Loren, was diagnosed late last year with metastatic breast cancer. After … Continue reading Cancer Changes Things

Chemotherapy, One, Two, Three

There's a rhythm to chemotherapy, a simple one, two, three. Week one is bad, week two is better, and week three is good, almost normal, almost like life before cancer and chemotherapy. One treatment every three weeks. Week one doesn't start bad, but then it slowly, inevitably, gets worse. My wife, Loren, has chemotherapy on … Continue reading Chemotherapy, One, Two, Three