Category Archives: leukemia & lymphoma society

Advancing to the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Finals

Just wanted to thank everyone for all of their votes and support during the Be Philly Health Hero Challenge. I am happy to say that we have advanced to the finals. More details to follow but here is the official announcement from Philadelphia Magazine. I am looking forward to one heck of a campaign from [...]
Also posted in health & fitness, survivor, team in training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Philly Rock & Roll Half Marathon

I am happy to announce that I have been asked to be the guest speaker at the Team in Training dinner for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon here in Philly. The dinner and talk is this Saturday, September 15th. And race day is Sunday.  It’s always an honor and a pleasure to address the [...]
Also posted in motivation, racing, running, survivor, team in training | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

REMISSION …Take Two

I had a great surprise this morning when I checked in with my Dr. right before my scheduled Rituxan treatment session. If you recall, today would have been my 4th treatment out of 6 that they ordered to handle my Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia relapse symptoms. When the Dr. walked in he asked me when I wanted [...]
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness, survivor | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

More Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Info

Here is the interview and info that Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Philly is running on the Health Hero Challenge.
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness, motivation, survivor | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Round Two – ME Again

Just finished up the second of six rounds of Rituxan. All went very well this morning and we even finished up a little faster than last week. Midway through treatment I received an email from Ethan Zohn with some words of encouragement. He then asked the magic question…. “Are you running home”? I did the responsible [...]
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness, motivation | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Round One Decision Goes to – ME

Today's Rituxan infusion went off without a hitch. My favorite nurse took good care of me and we actually finished a little earlier than expected. Rituxan needs to be infused very slowly with me to avoid a number of negative reactions so i expected to be much later than we were. I am happy to report that all went well. I feel just a little beat up this evening but this should pass overnight.
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

See ya Later Dex

So another four day decadron (Dexamethason) cycle is behind me. This was the 3rd round of a prescribed 4 that we are using to handle the mild flare up of a few of my chronic lymphocytic leukemia symptoms.  The cycle went pretty much as predicted with many of the usual side effects and as usual [...]
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness, survivor | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Cat Rattles his Cage

Living with a chronic disease like chronic lymphocytic leukemia is like living with a caged up wild cat in your basement. You do your best to keep it locked and chained and barricaded away. You live your life with an “out of sight / out of mind” mentality. Intellectually, you need to be aware that [...]
Also posted in cancer, health & fitness, survivor | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

Philly Health Watch Interview

Here is the interview I recently did with my buddy Sergio at Philly Health Watch.
Also posted in health & fitness, philly health watch | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comcast Sportsnet NET IMPACT Episode

Our local Comcast affiliate featured me on their show NET IMPACT Philly. Check it out.
Also posted in health & fitness, survivor, team in training, triathlon | Tagged | 3 Comments
Listen to internet radio with RemissionMan on Blog Talk Radio
"Be the change you wish to see in the world " - Gandhi