The good, the bad and the ugly; although this is no Clint Eastwood movie. This is life in the cancer lane, a road you’d rather not travel. A lifelong non-smoker, I was originally diagnosed with non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stage IV (there is no stage V) in late February, 2009, a treatable but incurable form of cancer. My prognosis: “13 months to two years.” At age 54 and a half, to say the news was shocking is an affront to all things shocking. Yet here I sit and write seven-plus years later, alive and reasonably well.
The columns available on this site chronicle my cancer experience. I can’t always say it’s been fun – or funny for that matter, but I have tried.
Read on McDuff.
and on some other days during treatment…
This blog is relatively new, but you can find my column dating back to 2008 via the Potomac Almanac/Connection Newspapers archive HERE.