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Posted 2014-05-18T16:26:43Z

Things Learned So Far - Insurance

In looking back, there's been a few things I'm glad I did, and some things I wish I did differently relating to insurance and health savings accounts.  I thought I would share a few things I've learned from this whole experience related to the various insurance policies, payments, and dealing with the health and insurance companies.  Overall, in looking back, I feel so blessed that Microsoft is generous enough to offer very good benefits and coverage.[...]

Posted 2014-05-11T23:55:24Z

What It's Like To Go Through Chemo: Side Effects Update (Infusion 2 of 12)

Foolishly, I thought I could fly under the radar, that my experience with the first infusion would be similar to that of the subsequent ones, and unfortunately I couldn't be more wrong.  The side effects this time hit me like truck, leaving me without energy, feeling extremely weak, and feeling sensitivities the doctors described which I had hoped I would be immune to because of my age and general health.[...]

Posted 2014-05-08T04:56:28Z

Notes from Infusion 2 of 12

I just wanted to provide a brief update on yesterday's infusion.  Aside from starting late and ending late (we didn't leave until 9:30pm), everything went off without a hitch.  The drugs were administered as normal, the familiar side effects from the first infusion presented themselves yesterday (shaking legs, numbness, nausea, slurred speech).[...]

Posted 2014-05-06T04:23:26Z

Wonderful Friends

From Sam: Met up with my dear friends, Nicola and Marissa, today and they gave us this extremely thoughtful and generous gift basket.  You guys are too kind and we are so appreciative of your support and love.  This is another testament of how truly blessed we are with wonderful people in our lives.  [...]

Posted 2014-05-06T03:18:42Z

"Thank You" Doesn't Even Begin To Express My Appreciation

As I go into the second infusion with optimism and excitement to get another chance to shrink the tumors and kill the cancer, I am overwhelmed (in a good way) by all the support, well wishes, and prayers from everyone.  Know that I am grateful for each and every one of you, and that your support gives me positivity and strength to the point where my mindset right now is that winning this battle is the only option.  I couldn't imagine going through this without everyone by my side, and therefore I feel lucky to have you, as others haven't been blessed with the same support system.[...]