Patients Are Also Experts

The idea behind Patients Are Also Experts is the fact that the medical industry has ignored their most valuable resource, the patient and survivor! I was diagnosed with stage 4B reoccurring Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November 2009. This was a difficult pill to swallow. I endured 15 rounds of chemotherapy and one Autologous stem cell transplant. […]

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Feeling of Isolation: Once the Dust Settles

I want to discuss the feeling of isolation and being alone as a new survivor. After diagnosis, once the dust settles, you get that sinking feeling. You put your guard up and you do what it takes to get through all the treatment and procedures. You feel the isolation that goes on during and after […]

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The Myth of Life Balance

I talk about how to achieve balance in your life after cancer in a number of my youtube videos. I don’t want The Myth of Life Balance to become a misconception that there’s a perfect balance of life that can happen after cancer.  There are so many elements and pieces of our lives that trying […]

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Personal Shortcomings: Individual Flaws

Our personal shortcomings is a topic that has become a bit more of a challenge to work through as a cancer patient and survivor. Because there’s a lot of different cancer issues that come up. Personal Shortcomings lends itself to be one an area of conflict.  As you go through the cancer experience, there are […]

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What is Toxic Load?

Toxic Load is everything that we consume and are exposed to that determines the health of our body’s immune response.  It’s really important to understand what this means and to be able to take it a step further. To help those of you that are dealing with cancer, get a grasp of the big picture […]

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Mental Clutter: Finish Tasks To Solve Anxiety!

I’ve been paying attention to Mental Clutter a lot more over the last few years. I wanted to know why I was feeling anxious in certain areas of my life. As a cancer patient and survivor, I know that stress that is caused by anxiety is detrimental to my recovery and mindset. Mental clutter is […]

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Why Patience is so Important

There’s a lot of lessons that we can take from the many experiences that we all go through. Patience is one of the most critical skills that we can learn as we get older and when we’re faced with insurmountable situations. As a cancer patient and survivor, patience has been one of the most important […]

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What is Next in the Treatment Plan?

What is next now that I have gotten the news of my PET Scan? Having gone through a similar situation 10 years ago gives me a little foresight into what to expect in the near future. Treatments and Technology have gotten better since I was originally diagnosed in 2009. Discussions and conversations have helped to […]

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Scan Results are In!

I had a teleconference yesterday at one o’clock to go over my PET scan results from the first bit of treatment that I did for my Hodgkins. Unfortunately, it was not what we were hoping for. The PET scan came back showing that they’re still growing and that they’re still a bit of work to […]

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