Monthly Archives: November 2010

’twas the night before chemo…

Will a living man complain against God? Hold that thought, we’ll come back to it. It’s the night before treatment, and I’m looking for words to describe all that’s running through my mind. Not quite fear or anxiety, it’s something … Continue reading

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a story behind the story

About twelve years ago a young African couple (Joseph and Juliet) shook my hand on their way out after Sunday morning service. They had recently migrated to America. Joseph was a medical student at UCLA with the dream of becoming … Continue reading

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one step closer to bald

Yesterday I went to get my last haircut for a while. “So, are we shaving it all off?” She says with anticipation. I laugh hesitantly, “Not yet… we’ll do that in a couple weeks. But close to it!” A few … Continue reading

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countdown to chemo

Today, and this week, just seems like a countdown—one that my brain is trying to wrap itself around. No one is eager to poison themselves, but at the same time, I’m ready to kill what I saw on last weeks … Continue reading

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the roller coaster ride continues

My oncologist called me this morning. He affirmed the good news about my bone marrow being clear. He also spoke with me about the radiologist’s opinion. Essentially the size of my tumors and the multiplicity of them (see Saturday’s update) … Continue reading

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gender confusion and more health news

The scene is Kaiser Sunset—the primary cancer hospital in the Kaiser system located in the “beautiful” cesspool of Hollywood. Dana and I have just dropped my mom off at LAX, grabbed a bite of lunch, and are now waiting to … Continue reading

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be of good cheer—the point of this blog

In Matthew 14, the disciples are facing a storm. They are sinking and fearful of destruction. They are anxious and overwhelmed—focused on survival. Their world is chaos, confusion, desperation. And in the middle of this madness, Jesus Christ comes to … Continue reading

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