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Steve K. Patient Expert

South Dakota 57042
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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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 »
Bad News About Agave Nectar, Honey, and other Concentrated Fructose Sweeteners - August 12, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer This is all bad news, so I shall keep it short and not sweet at all. I have previously reported that sugar, especially sucrose (table sugar) and glucose (regular corn syru ... Read on »
Exercise is a Crock of Poo - July 5, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you have read anything I have ever written about exercise, you will know that I never present it in a positive light. I am not opposed to DOING something like playing a ... Read on »
Life and Mental Health - May 30, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer If you visit this blog a few times, you can see that the day to day updates appear at the top of the column to the left, while research, medical details, and "deep thoughts ... Read on »
Judgment Day #6 - Good News Plus Double Bonus! - March 4, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer "It figures," were my thoughts yesterday as I noted the forecast for Thursday, March 4 was cold and rain continuing throughout the weekend. Mid 40s (7 C) with chill-induci ... 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 »
Head Cold Persistence & Mexico - Quick Update - February 23, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I wonder, even with all the things I am doing to boost my immune system, if my general resistance to diseases is low. When colds and flu buzz around the workplace, I nev ... Read on »
New Year, New Calendar of Treatments - January 1, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer First off I want to wish all of you (mostly anonymous) readers an optimistic and joyous new year for 2010. Whether you have cancer or you are supporting someone who does, ... Read on »
How YOU Can Help Someone With Cancer - January 23, 2010 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One thing that is very difficult in cancer situations is dealing with the people around you who DON'T have cancer. These folks want first and foremost to know that you are ... Read on »
Judgment Day #5 - ALL CLEAR - December 3, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It was a cold, clear beginning to Judgment Day 5 with 9F (-13C) reading on the outside thermometers this morning. As usual I had mostly cleared my schedule for the day bef ... Read on »
BCG News - Good News - and Bad News - October 4, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer One thing new to report from my last round of BCG is the emergence of the "flu-like" symptoms that have been described by so many as a side effect. My past BCGs have prett ... Read on »
Dealing With Any Type of Cancer - WHAT TO DO? - October 11, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer I will begin with the answer to the question implicit in the title. How should someone, or ANYONE, deal with a cancer diagnosis? All the answers start in one place. YOU HAV ... Read on »
What About Chemotherapy? - October 31, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer It's been almost three weeks since my last post, and nobody is complaining too much. And there are a few out there that like to read this blog, so I shall continue for you ... Read on »
Judgment Day #4 - ALL CLEAR - September 3, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer ALL CLEAR - two little words. So brief, so insignificant, and yet so meaningful. Trust me - I shall never tire of hearing that short phrase. This day now marks 15 months ... Read on »
BCG Again - September 9, 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer Tomorrow is BCG day. Oh Joy - NOT!!! But really this is the best outcome with bladder cancer. No recurrence (so far) and continued treatments. As David F. in England al ... 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 »
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 »