Tag Archive: cancer



Survivor is the only reality TV show I watch. I have been watching it since it went on the air in 1998. Some seasons have been better than others, some of the survivors have been more fun to watch than others, but through the years for some reason I keep watching.

This morning we are celebrating real survivors, including my favorite survivor pictured here.

Feel free to support our team and raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Support here

Don’t Say I am not Romantic

Today is my wife Elisa’s birthday, of course I wanted to make the day special for her, so I accompanied her to her scheduled chemo infusion today. It’s not that I am a cheap date or anything but hey they validate parking at the hospital. Ok ok we are really going out for dinner later on today after we get the chemo out of the way.


Elisa described the whole chemo routine on her blog a few weeks ago. Today when asked for her date of birth all the nurses wished her a happy birthday. With today’s infusion we are now 75% of the way with chemo, 4 more to go.

A friend of ours who works in the hospital was nice enough to leave a balloon and cupcakes in the infusion room.



The cancer center at St. Barnabas Medical Center is not exactly where we planned on celebrating Elisa’s birthday this year, but we will make the best of it, and plan a much better celebration for her milestone birthday next year.

Happy Birthday Elisa!

Elisa’s blog can be found here

It’s a Hockey Season

Twitter followers probably have some idea what has been going on in my life for the last couple of months, if you don’t long story short in early June Elisa (my wife) was diagnosed with breast cancer, and since then it has been a frenzy of doctors, more doctors, and even more doctors. 

I am not going to tell the whole story over again here, mostly because over the last couple of months Elisa has proven that she is the real blogger in the family, and tells the story much better than I could.

Yesterday we hit the first of many milestones along this unwanted journey, the fourth round of chemo and the last of the Adriamycin / Cytoxan cocktails.  Make no mistake there is still a long road ahead, 12 more rounds of chemo (Taxol), with surgery, and radiation to follow, but on this journey you find and appreciate the milestones where ever you can.

All this has me thinking about time, you all know the expressions “treasure every moment”, “don’t wish away a day of your life”, “Carpe Diem”, but right now for me time can’t go fast enough.  For me it is difficult to take life one day at a time, if I could  at this one point in my life I would fast forward a few months.  Of course I can’t do that ( I was absent from superpower school the day they taught manipulation of time) but like everything else time is all about perspective, and I keep coming back to this scene from A Few Good Men:

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If that doesn’t work for you there is of course a Seinfeld reference that works here as well

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