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On my trip to the Mayo Clinic and my surgical plan...

A few weeks ago, I went to Rochester, Minnesota to get a second opinion from the Mayo Clinic on the new cancerous growths recently found in my colon. I felt ambivalent about the trip; while I understand the importance of second opinions, I already had…

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But Wait, There's More

I recently sent a health update via email to family members, and since I’ve always been a big proponent of recycling, I thought I’d post it here as well instead of writing a whole new post. Read on… ——— As usual, sorry to be sending a mass email with bad…

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My Yinglinity/The Sanderson Factor, or Why I Jumped Off a Bridge

My mom loves to tell a story about a trip to the dentist when I was a very young child, maybe three years old. I had cavities in all of my molars and needed fillings. Before beginning to drill, I of course was given some sort of anesthesia that should…

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Thirteen months ago today, my mom and I left the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland at 4:30 in the morning to head to Saint Agnes Hospital to check in for HIPEC surgery. This was my second major surgery in just four months - my…

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New tunes by my brother
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