December 29, 2009

I have heard that having a guinecological surgeon and oncologist in one is a good find.  I was lucky in that even though I didn’t have a guinecological cancer, there was one of the best of them in the building when my oncologist suggested a hysterectomy along with my mastectomies.  Not only is his picture on the brochure for The Da Vinci machine which shows he knows his stuff, his picture is also on the cover of a new CD his band N.E.D. No Evidence of Disease has just put out.  Every member of the band is a guinecology oncologist or guinecology medical person of some sort.  Here is what I picked up at his office about their mission:

N.E.D. is made up of six gynecologic oncologists who always hope to deliver the sweetest message their patients can ever hear: “NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE”.  Their mission is to enhance knowledge about gynecologic cancer, to save lives, as well as to bring hope through music to those undergoing treatment, and to the world at large.  Proceeds from every CD sold will be donated to N.E.D. Fund at Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF), which promotes awareness and early detection, and research of gynecologic cancers.

Order the CD at:  www.marjiesfund.org, www.amazon.com, www.borders.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.itunes.com    

I wouldn’t normally promote one thing over another, but I know Dr. Winter personally and he’s a good guy who believes in their mission.  He never once said anything to me about his band, or their projects, I only learned of it through other doctors and a small flyer at NW Cancer Specialists.  I haven’t heard the music myself yet, but I am going to pick up a cd soon because I know the proceeds are going to a good cause.

Clusterfook update

February 27, 2009

Please go read an update on our dear friend and contributor, Lisa, from Clusterfook.  She has brightened our days here and spoken truth about cancer.  Most of all, she has spoken love of her children, and worked to help them have good memories of this time and lessons that they will take with them forever.

Lisa, we love you.  Go in peace.

Edited to add: Lisa’s gone.

Update: Lisa

January 24, 2009

Our friend Lisa from Clusterfook has decided that it’s time to stop treatment. She has returned home and begun hospice care.

Stop by and give her a little love if you can.

Giving teal blue it’s due

September 2, 2008

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Now all cancer is scary, but this one can sneak up on a person.  There’s no mammogram, no palpable lump to alert you to its presence.  In fact, the symptoms are easily ascribed to other very common ailements.

* Bloating
* Pelvic or abdominal pain
* Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
* Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Sound like something you might have?  Right.  All of us have those symptoms from time to time.  So here’s the deal.  If you have any of these symptoms for longer than 2 weeks, go see your doctor.  Seriously.

For more information, check out Teal Toes, a website dedicated to information about Ovarian Cancer.

Crossposted at ThrowsLikeAGirl