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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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Dealing with BCG - Lessons Learned - November 5, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I promised this post over five weeks ago, so I am tardy.  It does point out the first lesson learned: 1) After you get the routine down and have both experi ... Read on »
BCG Maintenance Series 6 - September 9, 16 & 30 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Just over three weeks ago I posted the successful results of my Judgment Day cystoscopy and praised the merits of modern technology - a High Definition monitor and a more ... Read on »
Judgment Day #9 All Clear, and Technology Rocks! - September 8, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First the great and awesome news: Judgment Day #9 came and went with an ALL CLEAR now marking 39 months cancer free!  God is indeed good, all the time!  Of course, trials ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer Overview from M.D. Anderson - August 31, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Deborah Thomas from M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Texas sent me the following podcast about Bladder Cancer. It is just under 14 minutes long and is a good overview of th ... Read on »
Oh Canada! - July 16, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Wow! It's been 6 weeks since my last blog post. Slow activity on the blog is good news. Bladder Cancer is not impacting "normal life" nearly as much as before. Summer ... Read on »
Amazing BCG Story - June 4, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Many of our regular "frat members" provide me updates from time to time that their cysto or CT scan was clear, and BCG is done, etc. But our latest frat member, Ben F from ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer and Diet/Exercise Reports - April 9, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I am a bit surprised at how long it's been since my last update. As I tell most folks, "No news is good news." It is a bit of an adjustment that must be made. During t ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer Awareness - April 30, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Next Saturday, May 7, 2011, will be Bladder Cancer Awareness Day in the United States. One primary activity, sponsored by the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), will ... Read on »
Judgment Day #8 - ALL CLEAR AGAIN! - March 3, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer JUDGMENT DAY arrived with a bang - literally! The bright early morning became suddenly dark at 7:30AM when a very severe storm cell hovered over our house and we were circl ... Read on »
Family Ties and Other Updates - January 29, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer We have a couple new additions to our Bladder Cancer "fraternity." Just over a week ago my parents called to let me know that my first cousin had undergone a TURBT surgery ... Read on »
Christmas Cheer & Reflection - December 27, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Some of you may have noticed the post count has slowed down quite a bit. As I tell family and friends in my "Medical Update" emails - NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!! The purpose ... Read on »
Worldwide Updates - November 12, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been a bit over a month since my last post and over six months since I last updated all of you on the progress of our little bladder cancer "fraternity." The news is ... 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 »
BCG Series 5 - Last of 3 Treatements - October 2, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Good news all around - I did verify with my doctor that the next BCG interval has moved out to ONE YEAR. So we still have a CT scan and cystocopy in March, 2011, but no mo ... Read on »
Judgment Day #7 - Cancer FREE 27 Months (and counting) - September 9, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer In my mind this was a bigger milestone. Unfortunately my mind is a little bit mushy, post-climactic stress syndrome or something. Details on the Judgment Day, the cys ... Read on »
Judgment Day #7 - Report, Aftermath, & Musings - September 11, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Two days later and I have pretty much recovered physically. Mentally? Jury is still out. Each successive Judgment Day does get easier to prepare for and to go through. ... Read on »
Biohazard Man Version 2 - September 17, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Biohazard Man is back and he is bigger and better than ever! Check out this new Biohazard Man Version 2 graphic - leaner, more mature, and more graceful by far. This new ... Read on »
BCG Series 5 - Second of 3 Treatements - September 25, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer While this second treatment was a bit rougher than the second one three months ago, it was over and done faster than last week's . I pursued my own recommended regimen of ... Read on »
BCG Series 5 - First of 3 Treatements - September 19, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Well if life is a pre-existing condition, then it probably follows logically that foolishness or stupidity is a pre-requisite. As you saw from the last post, Biohazard Man ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - July 17, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I apologize first of all for the belated post, having missed July 17 by about 3 weeks, and second of all for stealing most of the content from my fellow-survivor David Ferd ... Read on »