Must-Read

July 24, 2009 by

rodeoinjolietThis book by comedian, Glenn Rockowitz, is uncomfortably hilarious. It’s a fast-paced read that was hard to put down. Would I consider this a read only for those who have had cancer? No. I would consider this a read for anyone that is dealing cancer, has dealt with cancer and/or knows of someone that is dealing or has dealt with cancer. (Sounds a bit like John Cusack’s character in Say Anything.) Absolutely! I laughed out loud, cried and had lots of deep sighs and head nodding. Check it out.

Our cat has end-stage cancer

August 28, 2008 by
Earlier today I took one of our cats, The Coach, to a veterinary radiologist to diagnose what has been causing her rapid weight loss. The good news is they were able to identify the problem, the bad news is really bad.

Drs. Kramer and Moody identified two large tumors in the area of her pancreas and several smaller tumors elsewhere in her abdomen. There isn’t an effective treatment for her disease.

She is home now and enjoying some quality time on my lap. :)

The Coach in 2006

Leroy Sievers Dies

August 18, 2008 by

It feels cliched to post this since every cancer blog on the Web is probably featuring an article about the death of NPR’s Leroy Sievers from complications arising from metastatic colon cancer.

Prior to authoring the “popular” My Cancer blog, Sievers was an Emmy award winning journalist and Producer, including serving as Executive Producer for Nightline and a number of tours of duty in war-torn regions. The folks at ABC News produced a pretty nice story about his life and transition from journalist to terminal cancer patient.

So long Leroy

Spit down and stand up for your rights!

April 4, 2008 by
Former SI Swimsuit model Naomi Campbell was cuffed and stuffed after losing her cool over some lost luggage courtesy of British Airways.

Regular YouTumor readers will recall that Beth and I were in a similar situation a couple of months back. At that time, all we received was a shitty t-shirt and toiletries. Ms Campbell managed to parlay her celebrity status and spitting abilities into free ground transportation from LHR. Celebrities get all the breaks.

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I never thought it would happen.

March 10, 2008 by

img_1782.jpgimg_2036.jpg A very long year has finally passed. Youtumor.com is just over a year old now and March 9 is the 1-year mark of my life-saving and life-altering surgery. The events that followed, and what we had to do to get through it all, almost seems comical. But it wasn’t. Albeit, Scott and I have twisted senses of humor, it was not a laughing matter.

The most important life lessons I have learned came at a price; sadly. But I do firmly believe that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Although Scott would say that he didn’t really need to get any stronger.


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