The subtitle for this entry is “WAIT, You’re Going to Drill Into My Skull and WHAT???” Never having had any type of surgery at all, preparing for my biopsy in August 2012 was stressful. I understood the mechanics of what would be done, but it was still anxiety provoking. And somehow a little exciting too. […]

Yesterday I was pleased to hang my “IN WEBINAR” sign on my office door, and tune into a live interview with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino hosted by UK fitness site Smash the Fat. If you’ve done much reading at all on using the ketogenic diet (KD)┬áto treat or prevent various diseases, you’ll have undoubtedly come across […]

I have been on a bit of a “blog-iday”, taking a break from all things cancer while I focus on other pursuits and await the results of my early April MRI. I am pleased to be able to report that I received a “stable” result, which means no change in the tumour. That’s two full […]

This is an old adage, time tested, the “no news is good news” idea. When I used to drive home for weekends from university, my mother used to say that I shouldn’t promise to call when I got back to school, because surely she would hear if something bad happened, and if I promised and […]

Recently, a friend asked me how I think my cancer diagnosis has affected my sense of identity. As we talked that over, I was able to articulate some ideas that had been kicking around in my mind for quite some time. When I think about identity, I think of my sense of self, who I […]

I have received a great deal of advice from well-meaning friends and colleagues regarding what one must do when speaking to doctors and specialists. Take a friend for support. Have your friend take notes, because you won’t remember everything said later on. Even if the doctor seems ready to move on to the next patient […]

People have been asking me this a lot. I’d like to say something selfless like “to share all the information I’ve learned and hope to help someone else.” But that wouldn’t be really true, if I’m honest. I first started this blog as a bit of a professional experiment, because I wanted to play with […]

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