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November 24th – Black Friday

Sunlight is poking through. Just a tiny bit.  It seems to mimmic my little load of laundry in the wash. Shifting gently back and forth in the suds. Next week this cycle could end. Relief.…

Bumpy But Lovely!

Today, walking my street to sniff fragrant rose blooms was such a delight. The sun was nicely shaded by either clouds or very tall street trees. At every encounter with a rose I would pause…

Another Birthday is Here!

In a few days I’ll be that huge number 41. That big-ole number I never thought I’d achieve. At the same time it’s a small little number that looks a little lonely, like it needs…

Happy Happy, Joy Joy!

I about crumpled over, MRI and CT scan results were exactly what I needed to hear.  My NSCLC is managed! My itty-bitty dose of Lorlatinib (75mg daily) with one smidgen of Dexamethasone (2mg daily) is…

Hello?

Does this Blog-thing still work?  I hope so because my mixed up brain parts are ramping up to write again. Dear Cancer Friends please help me by reading and posting comments. Kimmywink Like this: Like…

More Tired Than Tired

These days I really like being home. Five days away from home, I missed my bed. I like the fragrance left behind by my scented candles and soft sounds my cat makes at each inhale…

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My October 2018

October is one of my favorite months. I get to wear warm clothes, have shiny lip gloss, enjoy easy teen reader books in my Ikea lounge chair and to make it even a smidge better,…

Health risks of open enrollment

My blood pressure and sleep cycle took a serious hit last night, and it wasn’t my cancer acting up. I was online researching the details of my 2018 health plan.  I had already made my…

That Annoying Stamp

one oncologist doctor of mine places a stamp on my schedule that says “Tentative Schedule Only”.  Frustrating? You bet cha! I’m not sure how many times my schedule has changed in the last few days.…

Farewell, Stephen Hawking, and thanks

Physicist Stephen Hawking died yesterday at age 76. As a science geek, I was awed by his amazing intellect and ability to explain difficult science clearly. As a metastatic cancer patient, I admired how he…

When am I old enough to die?

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA Barbara Ehrenreich’s new book has a title that makes a much-needed point:  As a metastatic cancer patient, this resonates with me.  The fact is, people…

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A call for more research on “chemobrain”

Image credit: Microsoft The journal Trends in Neurosciences published an article June 12, 2018 calling for more research into cognitive impairment caused by cancer treatment.    Unfortunately, it’s behind a paywall.  To get an overview…

Financial assistance for cancer patients

If you’re a cancer patient looking for assistance with paying for targeted therapies, transportation to appointments, lodging near cancer centers, or other issues, check out Nancy’s List of financial assistance resources! Like this: Like Loading...…

Call to Action — Lung Cancer Patients &…

  Are you from Oregon? You may be losing a very important tool to help you survive cancer. Please stand up to keep providing Medicaid coverage of FDA approved comprehensive genomic sequencing. Many lives depend…

Lung Cancer Foundation Day at the Races

Rancho Santa Fe Review The 8th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s “Day at the Races” took place July 23 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event featured dining, beverages, racing views and concierge…

Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung…

Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds. from HealthDay News The cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab) may offer hope of a longer life for some patients with advanced lung…

CURE Media Group Partners with the Lung Cancer…

CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, has expanded its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) Program by uniting with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America…