Posts tagged "cancer"

Maybe It’s Time To Put Cancer In The Spotlight

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” It was a rough start to my day today. I was up all night at the firehouse, had a late call which meant having... Read more »

Giving Hope To Cancer Patients And Their Families

I have been in the cancer community for a long time and have come across a lot of different cancer organizations. Some of these are really good cancer groups and some of them are not so good. A few years ago, I happen to come across a really good one and it is a real... Read more »

For Me, Races Are Not About The Finish Time

This past weekend, I finished my 14th consecutive Chicago Marathon and my 23rd marathon overall. I started running when I finished chemotherapy for stage 3-colon cancer in 2002. I did my first marathon 5 months later. I finished an Ironman triathlon to celebrate 5 years cancer free in 2007. Being in the running/triathlon community, it’s... Read more »

Payton, Piccolo, Cancer, And Why I Can’t Stop Watching 'Brian’s Song'

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” I don’t remember the first time I saw the movie “Brian’s Song” or heard of Brian Piccolo and I don’t remember... Read more »

I Heard The Words “You Have Cancer”…And That’s The Day My Life Changed”

“We couldn’t get the scope past the 2 tumors in your colon. We biopsied them but won’t have the results for a few days but I am telling you now, they are cancerous. You have cancer”. Each week at ChicagoNow, bloggers are given a different topic to write on if they choose to participate. This... Read more »

There’s More To These Medical Movies Than Just Medicine

50/50<iframe width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> So many great moments that many cancer patients can relate to.
Being a brain tumor and a stage-3 colon cancer survivor, I am pretty interested in medical movies. Some of them are more interesting to me than others. Some are more fact based while others just seem to give me a good cry. Here are some of my favorite medical based movies. They aren’t all about... Read more »

Another Day, Another Friend Gets A Cancer Diagnosis

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. I remember November 6, 2001 like it was yesterday. The doctor came into my room after my colonoscopy and said, “We couldn’t... Read more »

It’s Time To Make An Eating Change

I recently went away with my wife for a weekend. To say that we “overindulged” in food would put it mildly. It was a great weekend though and some well needed time without kids. Anyways, stepping back after the weekend, I needed to look at where I am at physically and what direction I am... Read more »

Why I Am Putting My Yellow LIVESTRONG Bracelet Back ON

Having spent the last several days thinking about people whose lives were cut short due to cancer, I started to spin into some “survivor’s guilt”. What I mean by that is I start feeling bad that I am still here but others with cancer are not. Not really productive use of my time but that’s... Read more »

Stop Using The Phrase “Someone Lost Their Battle With Cancer”

Today I leaned that Stuart Scott, an ESPN anchor, passed away after living with cancer for several years. Here is a speech Stuart Scott gave at the ESPY’s. This is fantastic. I am already seeing headlines all over about him “losing” his battle with cancer. People need to stop using this phrase. It’s basically saying that... Read more »