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What it feels like to have the big "C"

Now that I’m four rounds into my chemotherapy (five rounds…as of this coming Friday), I feel like I have a pretty good perspective on what it’s like to have cancer. 1,784 more words


I still hear you

A friend of my sister’s died yesterday, from cancer.

And my thoughts go to my own old friend, Al.

We had some great times here, at the beach house. 142 more words


The 'C' Word

Post 3: The Surgery

That Wednesday Mam went into hospital. She went in early and had x-rays and scans almost straight away so no one could wait with her. 475 more words


I want to work with Reid Scott one day, and after you read this interview, you will, too.  Talking to Reid, I was struck by the level of appreciation, understanding, and respect he has not only for his craft, but also for his colleagues.   4,330 more words


How to win without a game face

I have to address what people think means “positive.” When you’re in the mezzanine between the world of the healthy and world of the sick, there are soulless predators everywhere trying to stop you from healing, whether they want you to doubt yourself, give up, feel sorry, get angry. 400 more words

Gidget Must Die


There are people who have said to me, “You don’t realize it Fred, but you’re an inspiration to people.”


I don’t know how to respond to that. 489 more words

Gidget Must Die

Reflections One Year On

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are only timid when there is something we can still cling to.

Carlos Castaneda… 431 more words