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Jo C. Burzycki Patient Expert

Albuquerque, New Mexico
I'm a 35 year old mother and wife living with cancer. My two oldest children and I were... Full Bio
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I'm A Neuropathic Nightmare!! by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I saw the Neurologist and found out after many tests, scans, and pokey needle things that I definitely have Peripheral Neuropathy which we already knew but now I have an up ... Read on »
The "Legacy" Continues... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer About a week ago I received some good news to balance out the bad news we had received the week before. The good news- my calcitonin levels haven't risen in the last eight ... Read on »
To Everyone Who Has Contacted Me... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer And not received an answer, I just want to tell you that I am NOT ignoring you at all. I have recently found several emails that were missed in the high volume of mail ... Read on »
Goodbye and Love to Susan/WhyMommy by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It is as always with sadness that I tell you we have lost yet another amazing woman to her fight with cancer. Susan aka WhyMommy of Toddler Planet fame lost her battle ... Read on »
Dear Body, I hate you t ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Dear Body, I hate you too but I at least TRY to be nice to you so quit being such a painfilled bitch! I don't know if I can ever understand why you felt the need to ... Read on »
Goodbye And Love To Sarah of ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Goodbye And Love To Sarah of Spruce Hill Farm It is with much sadness that I tell you we have lost another wonderful, beautiful, cancer mama. Sarah from the Spruce Hi ... Read on »
 As a little girl, my hero ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer  As a little girl, my heroes were Wonder Woman and my cool third-grade teacher with the wild hair. Later, they changed to people like Amelia Earhart, Joan of Arc, and El ... Read on »
Goodbye and Love to Rivka of ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Goodbye and Love to Rivka of Coffee and Chemo. I am ashamed to say that I just found out today that the world lost a wonderful beautiful soul in Rivka bat Teirtzel fro ... Read on »
Goodbye Daddy At 1am thi ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Goodbye Daddy At 1am this morning my wonderful father, Darling Vincent Smith passed away due to complications from his metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. I miss him ... Read on »
Finding Strength When I look ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Finding Strength When I look back to my life five years ago and think about all the things I would let get to me, I can’t help but laugh. Simple things would make me yell, ... Read on »
My Five Year Anniversary On O ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer My Five Year Anniversary On October 7th, 2004 I was diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer. Shortly thereafter I was told that someone with it spread as much as mine had w ... Read on »
Costochon...what? ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Costochon...what? Chronic Costochondritis is what my last trip to Urgent Care on August 15th left me diagnosed with. It might sound scary but compared to the fact tha ... Read on »
Wow Has It Been A Year?I can't ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow Has It Been A Year?I can't believe it's been a year since I wrote a post about us on here. It's funny that this post is to share the results of Big B's latest 24 hour ur ... Read on »
Cancer Claims Another Wonderfu ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cancer Claims Another Wonderful WomanYes, I know I haven't written in many months and you have no clue how many times I have started a post only to delete it because my hear ... Read on »
Shall We Start With Intros? by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Questions & Answers in Cancer I figured since there were no questions posted here yet that I would start with something that we can all relate to no matter the diagnosis. What kind of cancer do you ha ... Read on »
I HATE Rollercoasters! And yet i... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I HATE Rollercoasters! And yet it seems that is exactly what my life has become. *sigh* Starting on either Sunday or Monday things just started going all to pot on ... Read on »
Surgery One- The Adrenalectomy (... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Surgery One- The Adrenalectomy (Part 1) Sorry it has taken me so long to write this. It's been a long week to say the least. I'm going to post everything in one post so ... Read on »
Pain Sucks! This will be VERY lo... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Pain Sucks! This will be VERY long since I've been unable to post the last few months. I'm sorry I haven't been updating but the pain has cut back on alot of things I ca ... Read on »
Long Time No "See"... *updated o... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Long Time No "See"... *updated on 02/23/07* Again, sorry I don't update much. I probably should since there are so many Google searches that bring peop ... Read on »
So Much For That I guess the cor... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So Much For That I guess the correct way to give the CT Scan results is kinda of inconclusive? I need to get a copy of the radiologist's report and read it myself b ... Read on »