Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

My Visit with My New GI Doctor

I just got done with my visit with my new GI doctor. I felt that the visit went really well. This is what he said about: Cancer Stuff He is perplexed how someone my age could get the cancer that …

Post Cancer Treatment of Other Stuff

Now that the cancer thing is pretty much over and done with I get to visit other doctors about various other items. One doctor I am waiting to see is a hearing doctor since I now have constant ringing in …

My EDG Went Well and What That Means For Me

I had my EDG on Friday to visually inspect my esophagus to see how the treatment did in killing off the cancer. The doctors said that it looked as though I had never had cancer which is very good news. …

Whoa. I Gained 10 Pounds

So my quest to get my weight up to 150 has been more successful then I hadĀ anticipated. I went to the doctor yesterday and weighed in at 154lbs. I weighed 144lbs about a month ago. My ideal weight is supposed …

The Day I Have Been Waiting For

I mentioned earlier in the week that I got the results back from my PET/CT scan and they looked good – no cancer activity. We were happy about that and still are. Today though a couple of things happened that …

Results are in From My PET/CT and CAT Scans

In short – the results are good. The first indication that the results where good is that they gave them to me over the phone (docs don’t usually give bad news over the phone). The second was that the “activity” …

Alternative Esophageal Cancer Treatment Methods

In looking through the stats on this site and doing some Google searches as a result I came across a couple of alternative non-surgical treatments for esophageal cancer that I had not heard of before. As mentioned before I have …

I Got My PEG Tube Out Today

It is a red letter day for me. I got my PEG tube out today after 3 months on it sticking out of my belly. I would say that the tube and I had a love/hate relationship during the time …

The Next Steps – Where Do We Go From Here?

As mentioned on my Twitter updates last week we had some significant events happen. The first was that we were finally approved for Medicaid. The approval came with a retro date of November 1st so that means the majority of …

A Special Thanks to Family and Friends in 2009

As most of you know 2009 was quite eventful for my family and I. From being laid off in January and being unemployed for 8 months to being diagnosed with cancer in September without having health insurance. The last part …

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