Action plan

May 02

All of the important minds have now weighed in on my bronchoscopy from last Thursday. I’m glad I did the procedure. From the images, my team got important information about how the cancer in my lungs is affecting my airways. At this time, there are no interventions possible from the pulmonology team (stenting, excisions, etc.) which is not a great surprise....

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One of my talents

Apr 29

One of my talents

I don’t know what you all did today, but at about six o’clock this evening I got a very important phone call from a very important five-year-old. She, in her very big and grown up five-year-old voice asked me if I would be able to come over and pull out her loose tooth. I, if you don’t already know this, am an excellent tooth puller. Clearly my...

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Let’s call it a morning date

Apr 24

Tomorrow (Thursday) morning, Brad and I are leaving the house in the wee hours of the morning because I have a 7:30am bronchoscopy scheduled. My new pulmonologist is going to put a camera down my windpipe and take pictures to see what my air passages and lungs look like. The idea is that we will get more information to see if there is anything to be done about my...

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A week of spring

Apr 19

On Monday I had my second infusion of my new chemotherapy drug. Everyone who sees me keeps asking how I am feeling on the new stuff and how it compares to the old stuff. Meh, it’s hard to tell. In general, it’s still chemo with all the accompanying challenges. I’m getting steroids and the white-blood-cell-boosting drug in addition to the chemo, so...

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I cried today

Apr 10

Today was hard. Hard enough that I cried. I cried a few times, in fact. Crying for me means passion: I really care about the thing that makes me cry. It’s just that sometimes my passion comes out of my eyeballs. (Honestly, this is not the most convenient way to express passion, but it is authentically how I am made and I cannot change my wiring in this regard....

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