Just a quick rebooting note: I’ve decided to resume my old cancer blog but with a mix of topics around health, wellness, cancer, illness-related disability and accommodations, etc. The overall focus will be on navigating life and work while dealing with a chronic illness-related disability. I’ll include specific content tagging (including revising old posts to […]

Welcome to an ongoing series of blog posts around health and wellness topics. The bulk of the posts before 2020 will be about my experiences in cancer treatments over the years. I’m taking a broader approach with my posts now, but I know “wellness” is a broad subject and not everyone will be interested in […]

I routinely encounter folks dealing with serious illness (mostly cancer, in my circumstances) who accept whatever the first doctor they meet tells them, even if what they’re told is that there is no hope. I watched my own mother accept that information from her doctor two years ago. I didn’t know as much about cancer […]

April is head and neck cancer awareness month! Be aware of the causes and symptoms, summarized in the graphic at the bottom. For me, it was a swollen lymph node below my jaw that didn’t resolve after antibiotics. It was negative on a needle biopsy and was finally diagnosed when it started growing out of […]