The ‘Strength is a Cure’ Podcast

May 13, 2022 0 Comments

I thought it might also be easier for some people to listen to my story or my updates via podcast rather than reading the updates. I’ll try to convey as much via podcast as I do here but I personally am a bigger fan of the written word than I am of my own voice. …

Morning Walks

May 9, 2022 0 Comments

Almost every morning, I go for a short walk up my street and back. Sometimes I extend it to a trip around the neighborhood or after I return to the house I’ll hop on my stationary bike for another ten or fifteen minutes. It all depends on how I’m feeling. This morning I happened to …

Chemo Brain

May 4, 2022 0 Comments

From the Mayo Clinic website: “Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur during and after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cancer-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.” I’ve honestly been too focused on the physical aspects of recovery that …

Bloodletting

May 3, 2022 0 Comments

I had no idea that was one word until I typed it out on here.  Bloodletting.  That’s the next thing for me.  Over the past several weeks my liver numbers have been creeping up and at one point spiked up fairly significantly.  At first we thought it might be graft vs host disease.  A little …

“How are you doing?”

May 3, 2022 0 Comments

A friend asked me the other day if I ever got tired of people asking me that question.   I said, “I’ll never get tired of it.  It shows people care and that means the world to me.”  I paused and added, “But I do get tired of how I answer the question.”   When someone asks …