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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 […]

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.

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 […]

PORTLAND P16 NECK CANCER VS WARRIOR WIVES

What’s the best weapon to use against Portland P16 neck cancer? A kick-ass wife. Does it take a case of cancer to know if you’ve got a warrior wife?

CANCER EDUCATION, PAIN MANAGEMENT, LIQUID OXY

I am a sore throat expert. It’s a benefit of neck cancer education after I graduated from treatment. Of all sore throats in the history of sore throats mine was the worst, said everyone with a sore throat rated above an 8.5.

CIGARETTE SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM? DON’T DO IT

    Tobacco and cigarette smoke, the stuff of dreams and nightmares.   The dream part comes first. Light a stick and enjoy. All you’ve got to do is breath in, breath out, and watch the cigarette smoke curl into shapes. Later comes the nightmare part, the regret, the tubes, the hospital smell, the faces […]