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Hopes, dreams and dry rot

Back when I was younger I used to dream of living in a motorhome and driving all around the country, looking for beautiful places, fun discoveries and wonderful roadside eateries located in obscure small towns.

As I grew up, I completely gave up that dream. I gave it up so much, I managed to go […]

Cancer update: good news, bad news

Fast update:

Good news: Cancer still there, but cut to the roots (there’s still roots) at this point. My oncologist has a nice, tough pair of “pruning shears.” :)

Details: Cancer is still detected very much in the breast, liver not as much as before. A strange new anomaly in the right tonsil. Since […]

Need good thoughts for August 10 – Cancer test results will be known then

Hello everyone.

A few days ago, I got scanned to find out what my Stage 4 tumors are up to. I had a PET scan, a CAT scan and a bone scan.

On August 10, I will see my oncologist to find out what the results are.

I am pretty nervous… my kind of cancer […]

Positive Life Lessons that Cancer Helped me to Learn

On some social-networking site I hang out at, someone asked: “Has ANYONE managed to overcome the overwhelming tendency to do nothing instead of anything?”

I decided to take what I’ve learned from my stage 4 cancer experience, and I replied with these comments. It got a little bit popular, which is nice. I added some […]

On Grief and Good Friends

I am perfectly aware how this cancer just might take me within the next two years – or I might beat the odds and live another decade or two. Who knows?

I was talking to my longtime friend “Z” the other day. Z is the smartest

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