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robs723 Patient Expert

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hey Everyone!  Hey Everyone, 26 year old female, thyriod cancer and law school survivor, currently on a mission to take control over my life, starting with my health and fitness, here!  I blog about my life with thyroid cancer, in particular the challenges of being a young adult... Full Bio
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Closing Death by Lettuce by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am sure by now this is not a big surprise, as I haven't written any new entries in months. This is actually a good thing, means I have other things going on in my life b ... Read on »
Losing your cancer virginity by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Cancer is surprisingly like sex. We all have stories about our first time. There's even bases before you "score" so to speak. And I don't think ever getting another diag ... Read on »
A friend lost by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I learned today that I lost a friend. We weren't close friends... we've had drinks together at parties... he was more of my friend's friend... people thought that we shou ... Read on »
"I'm not quite dead... I think I'll go for a walk now... I feel happy... I feel Happy!" by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ok, so I went on a hiatus... a very long, hiatus. A very long hiatus that may or may not continue. But, quite frankly, I haven't had that much to write about. And seeing ... Read on »
Anytime Fitness Total Body Challenge by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So as you all may remember, my New Year's resolution this year was to put my life back where it was 5 years ago, namely by getting back to my pre-cancer weight. ... Read on »
Dive for a Cure by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I did something awesome this weekend (correction... this is more like a month ago now)... I did "Dive for a Cure"... Now, I know by this point everyone and their mother has ... Read on »
Insurance Vent by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer They've increased my insurance by $150 a month... It now costs me about $750 to be insured... and they don't even pay my meds. Sigh... the reality is, to get out of my h ... Read on »
And a Drum Roll Please... by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I PASSED THE BAR!!!! I'm officially a lawyer now. On a related note, I also picked up a job. I'm now working at a small firm doing loan modifications and stopping fore ... Read on »
Dear Thyroid: Thyeulogy by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Way way way back in February when I found out I was cancer free, I wrote a new letter to Dear Thyroid, which I have called my Thyeulogy. They posted it back at the end o ... Read on »
Yoga Bear and the Yoga Challenge by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Over the past month I've written about half of 5 different blog posts. Many of which were time sensitive and I failed miserably at finishing and publishing them when I nee ... Read on »
I NEED YOUR HELP!!!! by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ok, I can't believe I'm doing this but I am pulling all of my social networking cred to ask everyone out there to spend 1 minute of their time to vote for me for a competit ... Read on »
My Introduction to Cancer and Relationships by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So, I’ve been looking over my posts over the last year or so (can’t believe I’ve been posting for over a year), and I’ve started to notice that I tend to only talk about ... Read on »
The Price of Staying on Top of my Health by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer $839 I'm not going to get into a debate on the cost of health care here. I'm just going to make some very basic statements of fact about that number you are looking at ... Read on »
Death by Lettuce Beginnings by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Another quite ancient post that I found deep in the recesses of my hard drive. This is from August/Septemberish 2007 I think. A lot of this is probably gonna sound pretty ... Read on »
Random Thyca Tip #1 by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Bacon After radiation when my taste buds went psycho, and I was convinced I would never taste food again... I could still taste bacon. I survived off of BLT's Read on »
Locks of Love by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Ok, so talk about my inability to follow through on something. That picture you are looking at up there, that's my hair. My long, gorgeous straight hair. In case you ... Read on »
5 Year Cancerversary by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today is my 5 year cancerversary. I can't believe I'm only 26, but have already had cancer for 5 years. February 16 also tends to be my least favorite day of the year ... Read on »
Holy Crap, I'm a Survivor! by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Blood work results are in. My meds are a tad too high, but everything else is undetectable. Combine that with nothing showed up on the ultrasound... In other words, ... Read on »
Cancer v. Nanobubbles by robs723 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer So I'm a big sci-fi dork, and find the idea of nanobots battling cancer full of cheesy sci-fi movie potential, while also being awesome. I do realize the article says noth ... Read on »