Monthly Archives: January 2013

Harmony Hill Retreat

Last weekend I went off to cancer camp.  It was a weekend retreat for people with cancer and their partners at Harmony Hill.  The location is on Hood Canal in Union, Washington; a lovely environment 2.5 hours north of Portland. … Continue reading

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Off to Cancer Camp!

Today, my wonderful friend Marcy (the ovarian cancer warrior princess in my life) and I are off to cancer camp! We will be spending the weekend at Harmony Hill. I’m not exactly sure what to expect.  Truthfully, it all came … Continue reading

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Cancer be damned!

I don’t know what it was about yesterday but I woke up mad.  I was angry at cancer. Furious, actually. I was not feeling worse than any other day.  My anger was not directed to what cancer has done to … Continue reading

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First winter, unemployed

Winter is not my favorite season, I am much more a summer girl.  Traditionally, in winter I get the blah-blah-blah’s by mid-February.  Which worked out quite nice because that meant I could run away to someplace fun and sunny (and … Continue reading

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Television Viewing

I’m often surprised at how similar us humans act after getting a cancer diagnosis. Many go through: freaked out, giving objects away, end of life planning, enlightened, etc. One thing I’m not sure if I had/have in common with others, … Continue reading

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Tour at OHSU – Dr Sandler Interview

The final piece in my OHSU tour last week was a sit down with Dr Sandler (Dr S).  It confirmed, once again, he is the perfect oncologist for me at this point in my life. I really enjoyed how he … Continue reading

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Goofy Video on Targeted Therapies

I found this video poking around the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium website this AM. (The map on the home page is a little out of date.  My cancer center OHSU is a recent member of the consortium.) The video below … Continue reading

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Tour at OHSU – Meeting Chris Draft

The tour last week at OHSU was scheduled for former NFL linebacker, Chris Draft, and I was lucky enough to tag along. Chris Draft is committed to Changing the Face of lung cancer.  In 2011 he lost his wife, Keasha, … Continue reading

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Tour at OHSU – Dr Chris Corless’s Lab

Yesterday was a big day for me.  I was extended an invite by my oncologist, Dr Sandler, to attend a tour at my hospital, Oregon Health and Science University, that was scheduled for Chris Draft, co-founder of Team Draft. Details … Continue reading

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