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Happy Diagnosaversary

Well here we are again… another February 24th. On this day in 2006 my wife and I sat in the office of an oncologist we had just met as we tried to wrap our heads around the diagnosis he had given me: chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This is the one date that is imprinted on my [...]
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Welcome Calquence

My new weapon of choice in the ongoing battle against chronic lymphocytic leukemia. My last med was quite effective for about 3 years but then started yielding some undesirable side effects so we opted to move on down the line in treatment options. In my 15 + plus years living with this, I’ve now been [...]
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National Cancer Survivors Day 2021

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. It’s not because I haven’t been active on social media. I’ve been very active on Facebook and Instagram but I’ve done a poor job of posting updates here as well. I vow to be better!! …. A few last words on this year’s National Cancer Survivors [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

2/24/2006. It’s been 12 years since I was initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s 4,383 days. I’ll admit there have been a few of those days where all of the emotions associated with cancer may have gotten the better of me and I felt like throwing something in the Schuylkill River. But the majority [...]
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Seeptember is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

During Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is reminding everyone that while breakthrough therapies are saving lives, work still needs to be done to find cures – not someday, but today. Thanks to LLS-funded research, new safe and effective treatments, once unimaginable, are saving lives today. Cures for many patients with [...]
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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 [...]
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Eagles Fly for Leukemia Golf Outing

On June 4th, I will join Master of Ceremonies Vince Papale to speak at the Eagles Fly for Leukemia’s 28th Annual Golf Classic and Dinner. This year’s event will be held at the Huntington Valley Country Club in Huntington Valley Pennsylvania. For more information, and to reserve your foursome, please contact Eagles Fly for Leukemia [...]
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