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YOKE BUILDING PULLS A BETTER LIFE, BUT HOW

If you’re called yoked it’s not a joke, and it’s not about woodworking. It’s a compliment. Someone noticed your gains. They think you’re strong. You look strong, feel strong, and it’s because you lift weights. Whether a fitness lifestyle or just trying it out, lifting changes your body. Strong as an ox? Not a bad […]

WHAT SEVERE ILLNESS MEANS TO OTHERS

  Under the category of ‘Who Knew’, severe illness opens the door to compassion. And it’s not all about you. Talk between cancer survivors is one thing; talk between a cancer survivor and someone untouched launches other topics. Some survivors are good listeners, others see the open door and rush right through. That means either […]

HEALTHCARE COSTS, INSURANCE MISTAKES

    Did anyone notice a senate vote on healthcare costs from insurance mistakes? It happens everyday across America. Has it happened to you? On a regular basis throughout my healthcare adventure with HPV16 throat cancer I’ve been billed by mistake. Take yesterday for example.

UNCLE CLIFFY, MEDICAL MARIJUANA, PISTIL POINT CANNABIS

    Why does it take a dramatic event like a health scare to break out the medical benefits of marijuana?   Former Portland Trail Blazer Cliff Robinson, Uncle Cliffy in the industry, had a stroke.   Is medical marijuana a cure? Here’s Robinson’s take from oregonlive:

HEALTHCARE VOTE FOR CANCER COURAGE, CANCER COWARD

What are the chances of any U.S. Senator feeling the pain of cancer, or any other pre-existing condition? John McCain is front and center with a brain tumor. Let’s watch his healthcare vote to decide if the rest of America deserves the same medical attention as a U.S. Senator. This is the Navy flier who […]

HEALTHCARE BULLY PREYS ON THE WEAKEST

  Any coherent healthcare bully debate needs to go beyond the numbers, the insurance companies. Beyond drug company research and development that puts the BIG in Big Pharma. It’s about who the healthcare bully reaches for in the debate. The most vulnerable, of course. The population currently undergoing severe medical treatment. I’ll use cancer treatment […]

HPV16 EXPLAINED BY WASHINGTON POST, HPVANDME.ORG

    There’s no fake news about HPV16 explained in the Washington Post, even if you wish it weren’t true. A story headlined, “What men should know about cancer that spreads through oral sex,” ran April 2 this year. Impressive stuff to jump start Head, Neck, and Throat Cancer Week. What should they know? What […]

THERAPEUTIC SWEARING, MEDICAL MARIJUANA, CANCER

      Swearing, done in the right spirit, communicates so much more than long, drawn out, explanations. Besides, how often do you need the long version? I’ve investigated both swearing and medical marijuana and come to a few helpful conclusions for cancer patients. Instead of getting all macho and shocker, I’ve amended my profanity […]

RADIATION, HYDRATION, SATURATION, REPEAT

      From cancercenter.com Because radiation is used on and in their bodies, some patients mistakenly worry that this automatically means their bodies become “radioactive” after they treatment. Most patients just want to finish radiation and don’t care about the baggage. That comes later. If they beat cancer, they accept the side effects. Once […]

CANCER SURVIVORS CHECK-IN PRACTICE

  One thing bloggers do is read other blogs. It’s not a competitive thing. For some. I read for information, writing style, writers voice. The usuals. As the writer on a blog with over fifteen hundred posts, I’ve got a handle on the word part. Still working on word organization. Who isn’t. It’s a humbling […]