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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

By the time you read this, I may already be sliced open. I am scheduled for Mohs surgery today at 7:30am. The surgery is for my skin cancer, which is located near my left temple. It’s an outpatient surgery, but the procedure is supposed to take most of the day. Essentially, the docs remove a [...]

Please Pray For A Friend

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

My friend and fellow Pennsylvania blogger Right Wing Prof has been diagnosed with lung cancer. It has been a tough month for the Prof, who slipped and fell a few weeks ago, fracturing his spine. He was released from the hospital a few days later, but the docs found the cancer shortly thereafter. This despicable [...]

Unlike Egypt, Cancer Does Not Discriminate

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Cancer is a terrible disease. Thankfully, there are terrific organizations combating it on a daily basis. One such organization is the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization, which does wonderful things to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. Unfortunately, some people do not reap the benefits of this education and awareness. People like these, [...]

The Results Are In

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Well, I was never one for suspense, so here goes: I have skin cancer. More specifically, I have basal cell carcinoma. The good news is that basal cell is usually non-fatal, and less dangerous than melanoma. The bad news is that it is still cancer, and I will have to have surgery to get it [...]

Jumping Out Of My Skin

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Okay, which one of you guys jinxed me by saying I have seen the doctor far too often lately? Today I had an appointment with my dermatologist. I have been seeing him for a few years because I have been plagued with psoriasis on my scalp and back. No worries, since the doc is top-notch [...]

Pimping For A Good Cause

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Friend of SYLG RFTR is participating in on August 2nd, the SWIM Across the Sound, run by the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation in Bridgeport, CT. It’s a 25K swim from Port Jefferson on Long Island to Captain’s Cove in Bridgeport. The event (over 20 years old), raises money to provide cancer education, screening and [...]

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