Archive for the ‘Life During Cancer’ Category


The first part of my medical journey is about neurology, epilepsy, and uncertainty. I have found that uncertainty is scarier than a diagnosis, even when the diagnosis is brain cancer. This story is about my first two seizures and what they felt like. It is important for me to tell this story because...
June 24th, 2010 | Life During Cancer | Read More

Oral chemotherapy for brain cancer

I am truly lucky to be eligible for (what I think is probably) the easiest chemotherapy solution ever. I am treated with Temodar, a drug that came out of a clinical trial phase more than two years ago and is available to people with certain types of brain tumors. Temodar is taken orally and treatment...
August 12th, 2009 | Life During Cancer | Read More

Dave Dravecky, former pitcher for the San Francisco Giants

Dave Dravecky threw out the opening pitch at the Giants game last night. According to Wikipedia, in 1988– “a cancerous desmoid tumor was found in Dravecky’s pitching arm. He underwent surgery on October 7, 1988, removing half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm and freezing the...
August 12th, 2009 | Life During Cancer | Read More