Tag Archive: kidney cancer

Jun 04

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

    Observed annually on the first Sunday in June, National Cancer Survivor’s Day has been set aside to “demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.” Each year on National Cancer Survivor’s Day, events and celebrations are held and hosted around the United States by local communities, hospitals and support groups honoring …

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May 09

Irony

  11 years ago today, I had my left kidney and 10 pounds of cancer removed.  This anniversary is, of course, a big    A few weeks before that surgery, I had returned to Johns Hopkins to be retested for Growth Hormone.  There’s a whole lot of info on my past experiences with HGH in my …

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Nov 18

Giving Thanks, Day 18

Adapted from https://cushieblog.com/2010/11/22/40-days-of-thankfulness-days-thirty-one-to-thirty-five/   Today is the seventh anniversary of my one and only zipline experience. I had been thinking about doing this since my kidney cancer surgery 3 years earlier.  I figured I had “extra years” and I wanted to do something kinda scary, yet fun. So, somehow, I decided on ziplining. All the following …

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Nov 03

Giving Thanks, Day 1

  Today is the 29th anniversary of my pituitary surgery at NIH. As one can imagine, it hasn’t been all happiness and light.  Most of my journey has been documented here and on the message boards – and elsewhere around the web. My Cushing’s has been in remission for most of these 29 years.  Due …

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May 09

NED for 9 years!

  NED stands for No Evidence of Disease   Amazing! It’s Been 9 Years, Already.   Today is the Ninth Anniversary of my kidney cancer surgery.  These nine years have been bonus years for me.  What were the odds I’d get kidney cancer? According to my “risk factors”, I “should” have had colon cancer because …

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