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Steve K. Patient Expert

Mountain Green, Utah
Surprised at a diagnosis of bladder cancer at age 48, there is much hope to prevail over the disease. I am a great fan of life and doing something useful with the limited time we have on this earth. I enjoy my church, my home life, my career in process improvement (which is basically helping... Full Bio
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1st BCG Maintenance Series (1 of 3) - October 30, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I was a little surprised to catch a head/chest cold last week after my "all clear" report - for two reasons. First, my immune system is still ramped up pretty high from the ... Read on »
1st BCG Maintenance Series (2 of 3) & Dosage Compromise - November 6, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In my last update I pointed out how it seemedDr. Hopkinshad missed the thrust ofDr. Lamm's response to his email. Differences boiled down to "AS TOLERATED" versus "UNTIL SID ... Read on »
1st BCG Maintenance Series (3 of 3) Final Analysis - November 14, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I'm pleased to report that BCG treatment #3 of 3 for my first maintenance series went much better than expected.Symptoms started later, were MUCH milder, and peaked sooner t ... Read on »
2012 Diet and Exercise Report - January 14, 2012 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Happy New Year to all, and a prosperous and cancer-free 2012 is our collective goal!  I have quite a bit of information from Sebastian (El Caligrafo) in Buenos Aries, Arg ... Read on »
2nd BCG Maintenance Series (1 of 3) by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 2nd BCG Maintenance Series (1 of 3) - January 29, 2009 The Biohazard Man is back, and feeling kind of... OK. Based on my experience last time with 1/3 BCG dose, I was exp ... Read on »
2nd BCG Maintenance Series (1 of 3) - January 29, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Biohazard Man is back, and feeling kind of... OK. Based on my experience last time with 1/3 BCG dose, I was expecting this one to be a cake walk. It was not, but it wa ... Read on »
2nd BCG Maintenance Series (2 of 3) by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer 2nd BCG Maintenance Series (2 of 3) - February 5, 2009   After having a pretty easy time three months ago with a 1/3 dose of BCG, I was expecting to have the same ... Read on »
2nd BCG Maintenance Series (2 of 3) - February 5, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer After having a pretty easy time three months ago with a 1/3 dose of BCG, I was expecting to have the same last week. While it wasn't awful, it was not as easy as hoped. Th ... Read on »
2nd BCG Maintenance Series (3 of 3) - February 12, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The trip to the doctor went smoothly. As has become usual, we saw Dr. Hopkins about 25 minutes after our appointment's scheduled time. Some of this delay is normal - you h ... Read on »
3rd BCG Maintenance Series #2 of 3 - September 18, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The trip to the doctor's office was quick due to one of the construction zones now being half cleared, and we were prepared with a detour around new construction. The inst ... Read on »
3rd BCG Maintenance Series #3 of 3 - September 25, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I was a little surprised when the doc's office called Wednesday to confirm my BCG appointment at 9AM instead of 9:15, but a quick check of the notes proved that they were c ... Read on »
3rd BCG Maintenance Series Has Begun - September 11, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First off, compared to things that happened on September 11, 2001, today and yesterday are nothing. But we go to our fates with BCG voluntarily, and it is certainly true t ... Read on »
4th BCG Maintenance Series #1 of 3 - March 12, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Biohazard Man is back, and his amazing superpowers are as inconsistent as ever! I think my system was in better condition for this BCG than it ever has been in the past ... Read on »
A Legend In My Own Mind - February 9, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer While writing this blog has been both cathartic and helpful for me, it's a lot of work. I try to update at least once per week, and I have been doing so for ten months so f ... Read on »
A Legendary Event - March 12, 2013 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Today's post is short.  We have a meeting of two winners in the battle against Bladder Cancer.  Can you guess who they are?  I will provide more details in a week or so... ... Read on »
A Perfect Day - May 5, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Due to a panoply of chores on Saturday, including updating, editing, and beautifying this blog (which doesn't write itself) and a raft of church and social engagements on Su ... Read on »
A Question About Curcumin (found in curry) - November 18, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I got a question via Wellsphere from Mike in South Carolina regarding curcumin consumption: "I have started taking Curcumin 95% total curcuminolds (rhizome-curcuma longa) ... Read on »
A Truly Inspirational Story by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer A co-worker who has no idea that I'm battling cancer sent me a link with the following note: "This video may change how you think about your day and maybe even your life." I ... Read on »
Acapulco Vacation - 25 September 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer No medical news unless you count having a great time in Acapulco, Guerrereo, Mexico this week. We took a private tour yesterday and saw spectacular city views, had a great l ... Read on »