Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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 …

Back In The Hospital

Yep, I am in the emergency room right now waiting to get admitted to the hospital. I had be feeling pretty wore out for the last two days and developed a fever last night. Basically fevers and cancer treatment recovery …

Latest Update on Dan’s Cancer Treatment

As most of you know I was diagnosed with Cancer back in September. I have been doing various posts on my progress but they get buried because I also have my Twitter updates post here as well (Incidentally there are …

I Am Done with Chemo and Radiation!

This morning I finished the last dose of chemo and on Friday last week I finished my last does of radiation. In all I had 12 chemo and 25 radiation doses. How do I feel? I feel great. I feel …

My Official Treatment Plan and Start Date

So I just got the final word on the what and when in regard to my treat plan. The 6 week chemo and radiation treatment plan is still in place but with a twist. See I am to have chemo …

I’ve Been Pegged and Ported

Well today was the very first surgery of my life. I have to admit that I was very nervous. I think I was nervous about having a “real” surgery to begin with but also nervous about the results of the …

I’ve Left My Job in the Name of Treatment

The last 24hrs have been a whirlwind of information, decisions, and action. I will start with yesterday. Yesterday I had my appointment with my radiation doctor. This is a private practice doctor meaning that he is not directly associated with …

Having Cancer Without Having Health Insurance

As if being diagnosed with cancer wasn’t a big enough shock there is another part to my story that delivered almost as big of a blow to my wife and I. See, I was laid off from my job back …

The “C” Word Hits Home

It has taken me a month to write this post. A month ago I went to the doctor with what I thought was an ulcer. While explaining the issues with my stomach to my doctor she looked at me an …

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