I’m a super survivor
I’ve been invited to give a talk about my case by the wonderful people of NCODA, Nova Southeastern University Chapter.
The original plan was to do this in an auditorium, but with the world being what it is, we’ve made it a Zoom meeting – and you’re all invited to watch.
Join me in chat on Saturday, October 1st, 12pm EST
Never give up
I have spent three years going through cancer treatment hell and have survived against all odds, thanks to a new treatment approach called immunotherapy.
I haven’t shared much of my journey as it was happening between 2015 and 2017, but now that it’s all over, I have an amazing story to tell.
I’ve had the pleasure of wearing every type of catheter there is. Check out my tips on how to live with them.
Read my Book
I’ve written a book about my whole cancer journey. It’s called BROKEN BOWELS – Tales of a Super Survivor.
You can get it as Paperback and Kindle Edition from Amazon.
I’ve narrated the whole book for iTunes and Audible (it’s nearly 16 hours long). Grab a sample while you’re here.
My Video Diary
As a continuation of my book, I’m doing regular updates on my wellbeing and the many inspirational events that are happening in my life after cancer. I talk about the moments I enjoy, the people I meet, and make notes of things I don’t want to forget.
Follow me on YouTube for the latest updates and premieres, or watch right here on this site.
I was treated with the same immunotherapy drug that cured President Jimmy Carter. It seems to have worked wonders for the both of us!
What’s been happening recently
I've just had my 6 month check-in with my oncologist Dr. Cusnir. Like all hospital personnel, he's wearing a mask and scrubs. Last time we met it must have been 9 months ago or so, in between which I had a remote consultation with Karen, so there were no masks...
About a month ago I wrote that I had something called kaleidoscopic vision, also known as an ocular migraine. It literally came and went without any repercussions or actual pain. It was just a weird experience, and it had me worried because I've never experienced it,...
I've just had an interesting experience while watching TV (The Mentalist, season 1, episode 2). It's something that appears to have been Kaleidiscopic Vision. Here's how I've described it to Julia, trying to work out how this thing came about: my peripheral vision was...
I've had an interesting experience with myself last week: I switched to decaf, after having caffeine creep into my coffee consumption more and more recently. After my treatment, I abstained from caffeine for a while, and eventually added a spoon of caffeinated coffee...
I had an email from the friendly folks at ConvaTEC (or rather Ostomysecrets), purveyors of fine ostomy supplies and apparel. I'm still on their newsletter ever since my ostomy days so I still get updates on their news. Although I no longer have a need for those...
https://youtu.be/k1_M7lEtbsE I gave this motivational talk at the Oncology Symposium 2019 in Hollywood, FL. It gave me a chance to describe what it's like to survive cancer when the common treatment methods fail, and how immunotherapy (specifically Keytruda) saved my...
My other projects
This is more of a long-term observational diary.
I write regularly about software, technology and 3D development on these other sites: