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Liz inside the trolley car at AT&T Park

Baseball: the ultimate cancer therapy

I didn’t grow up in a family that was into sports. My annual exposure to sporting events was the Super Bowl, which was primarily an excuse to consume meatball subs and large amounts of French onion dip. I never played Little [...]

June 18, 2012 In Treatment, Surviving
Giants vs. A's

Should a 32-year-old with brain cancer save for retirement?

Help me decide: Should one save for retirement when they have an incurable form of cancer with a high mortality rate? There are a few different ways to look at this situation. I could think on the bright side: I [...]

June 1, 2012 Surviving

Liz is a warrior

I do not pretend to know what it is like, but I think I am gleaning what troubles Liz about the use of the classification of her as a “survivor”. Liz has what is presently an incurable form of brain [...]

January 3, 2012 Surviving
Liz occupying a freeway overpass.

Median survival time

I recently sat down to catch up with a great friend. After a while he asked, “So what’s the deal with the cancer?” “Didn’t you read the email-update Brett sent?” I said. “I don’t read that bullshit,” he said. “That’s [...]

December 10, 2011 Surviving

October 2011 letter to friends

Friends of the Liz Army, Wow, it has been a LONG time since we have sent out an update. Once again, it’s been a “no news is good news” situation. After watching an exciting game 6 of the World Series [...]

November 1, 2011 Surviving


The best part about being done with treatment is that people are no longer uncomfortable around me. When you are in treatment and you tell people you have cancer they look at you with pity. Friends ask how things are [...]

May 6, 2011 Surviving
Bob & Liz at Giants game

A new way of worrying

My Pseudo Uncle Bob wanted to post this story on my blog but couldn’t figure out how to do it. Silly Bob, posting to this blog is for Liz! (And also for Brett when I forget to log out and [...]

April 22, 2011 Surviving
The radiologist on crack

The radiologist on crack

Long story short: I had an MRI on Friday. The radiologist said it looked like there was tumor growth compared with my last MRI (from November 2010). My neuro-oncologist and Super Awesome Nurse disagreed with the radiologist and think he’s [...]

February 7, 2011 In Treatment

DNA in the house: sending my blood to Gliogene

In a previous post I mentioned that I am participating in the Gliogene study. This is a study where medical institutions like MD Anderson Cancer Center and UCSF are teaming up to find out if there are any genetic links to [...]

December 30, 2010 In Treatment

What is family?

There’s a guy I know who thinks he’s old. I don’t think he’s old, but he certainly knows a lot of things. He’s a well educated man (now practicing law from a home office) who wakes up each day around [...]

August 29, 2010 In Treatment

Not that it’s any of your business…

Recently I attended a picnic with Brett. We were invited by his geek posse friends (they all collect Star Wars toys) and their families. Many people in the group have children ranging from babies to 16 years old. A five [...]

June 24, 2010 In Treatment

Consultation at UCSF

Looking east Looking west Brett, Bob, and I didn’t mind waiting for the appointment. You don’t need a brain tumor to enjoy the view from UCSF neuro-oncology. Just ride the elevator to the top floor and you can see all [...]

June 5, 2009 In Treatment