Happy New Year from “The Patient Path”

Dear Readers, Thank all of you for following The Patient Path since its inception two years ago, when I began my journey with Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer. Please continue to visit throughout 2016 for more information, insights, and inspiration for becoming the most important member of your healthcare team as you embark on your own journey with gynecologic cancer and… Continue reading Happy New Year from “The Patient Path”

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Post Christmas 2014 Reflections on “Christmases Yet to Come”

Still my favorite story of all time, A Christmas Carol was published 171 years ago, on December 19, 1843. Click the book to view the only existing manuscript version of the novella. See it in person at the (J. Pierpont) Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Do take a look—it’s a treasure. On that same date last… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Post Christmas 2014 Reflections on “Christmases Yet to Come”

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Year Two Starts Today

On Friday, December 13th, 2013, I had a total robotic hysterectomy for what turned out to be Stage 1B, Grade 3 endometrial adenocarcinoma. One year later, after vaginal brachytherapy, colposcopies, and repeat Paps, I am . . . if not fancy free, cancer free. And I know how lucky I am. My journey with cancer has acquainted… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Year Two Starts Today

My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

 Glowing, Radiant Health RECAPPING MY STORY TO DATE AS I PREPARE TO START VAGINAL RADIATION THERAPY ONE WEEK FROM TODAY . . . Note: The blue-green highlighted terms in the text contain links to previous posts. Symptoms & Preliminary Diagnosis When I started this blog on November 9, 2013, it was with a warning for all… Continue reading My Story – Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Looking Back & Forging Ahead to Radiation

My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 1

  A Clean Slate . . . but with a Few Fingernail Scrapes Down the Chalkboard (Part 2 Here) Being Scalped Creates a Fear of Baby Shampoo This past Monday, December 30, at almost the very end of 2013, I had one more cancer removed. The basal cell carcinoma in the part line of my… Continue reading My Story – Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Baby New Year 2014 Arrives with Baby Shampoo . . . & the Promise of a Fresh Start, Part 1

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer & Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come  “Ghost of the Future! . . . I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company,… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer & Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons & a Final Diagnosis from the Ghost of Christmas Present

 The Ghost of Christmas Present Note: This post contains my final diagnosis. See Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer – My Story & More and Radiation Therapy for Uterine Cancer – My Story & More for details of my post-surgery progress and follow-up care. December 19’s post focused a little hard on the “tragedy mask” side of the life coin. The Ghost of… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons & a Final Diagnosis from the Ghost of Christmas Present

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past

Still my favorite story of all time, A Christmas Carol was published 170 years ago, on December 19, 1843. Click the book to view the only existing manuscript version of the novella.  See it in person at the (J. Pierpont) Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Do take a look—it’s a treasure. The Ghost of Christmas Past… Continue reading Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer: Cancer No More–Lessons from the Ghost of Christmas Past