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Practising Patience (And Losing)

The last 24 hours have been my idea of hell. I was allowed a final meal yesterday afternoon before needing to go for a chest X-Ray, then be felt up by the student nurse (and then by the boss nurse, to check the student nurses did it right), and drink a lovely concoction of PicoLax and three laxative pills that looked (but didn’t taste) like mini M&Ms. 245 more words

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2006 (Part 1)

Remember how I told you that I faced death twice?  Well, 2006 was the year I first met him… and it was not a lovely encounter.   1,959 more words


#LCSM Chat Topic 10/19: World Conference on Lung Cancer (#WCLC2017) Wrap-Up

Please join the #LCSM community and moderator Brendon Stiles  (@BrendonStilesMD) for the next #LCSM Chat on Thursday, October 19th, at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific).  282 more words

Lung Cancer

Day 7 (Post-Operative Recovery)

So , I was debating whether it was worth updating the blog today because not much had happened, but upon reflection there has been a lot. 266 more words


Four Types of Scarring That May Benefit From Scar Revision Surgery By Dr. Keith Berman

When considering plastic surgery to correct or minimize the appearance of a scar, it’s important to consider the type of scar in question. Here are four examples of scarring that may benefit from surgical revision: 195 more words

Dr Keith Berman

How Long Have I Been Here?

It’s not difficult to write about how long I have been in this hospital bed. It really feels like a full chapter in my life has gone by! 275 more words

Hospital Stay