Tag: cancer

It's Been 15 Years Since I Heard The Words "You Have Cancer". Happy Cancerversary To Me!

Today is my “CANCERVERSARY”. The day that I heard the 3 words that nobody ever wants to hear, “You have cancer.” I shared these thoughts last year on this day. It’s amazing how many emotions this day brings up for me. There are many commemorative days in my 48 years. Some have stood out and... Read more »

Help Bring Hope To Cancer Patients And Their Families

Next year I will be celebrating my 15th year cancer free from stage 3-colon cancer. To say it’s been a long journey would be an understatement but I am so so grateful for all of the blessings that God has blessed me with. I have been in the cancer community for a long time and... Read more »

Am I Using The Platform That God Gave Me?

I hate cancer. I know I am stating the obvious and that’s a feeling that many others share also. Being a 14 year stage 3 colon cancer survivor, and active in the cancer community, I have seen far too many great people have their lives cut short due to cancer. This is something that is... Read more »

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="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xa--ea9P7P4" 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 »