Sunday, March 29, 2015

Finding Your Lung Cancer Community

In the months following my diagnosis with metastatic lung cancer, I felt so desperately lost and alone. I didn't know a single person with this type of cancer, let alone another young mom. As the fog of shock and denial gradually lifted, I ventured into the online waters of cancer groups in an attempt to find others in this same boat. ...continue reading...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Couple opening Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Ann Arbor

We got some nice press coverage for our dream project, Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

Don't let stage IV lung cancer keep you down!

Couple opening Pointless Brewery & Theatre in Ann Arbor

Want to join our Pointless endeavor? Pledge to our Kickstarter and enjoy lots of Pointless perks!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birthdays Take On New Meaning

I did it! I turned 39!!

That may not sound like much of an accomplishment, but the horrible statistics that come with a metastatic lung cancer diagnosis had us all believing that even making it to 38 would be a stretch.

So how does one celebrate such a milestone? For me, with a lot of reflection. I've been given the gift of time, and while my SuperDrug is doing a bang-up job controlling my cancer right now, I know my future is uncertain. Over the past few months, our lung cancer community has endured some incredibly heavy losses. ...continue reading...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Our Pointless Dream

Here it is, folks! As I wrote in "A Pointless Story", Jason and I have been hard at work getting things in place to open our dream business, Pointless Brewery & Theatre. (Which, as far as I know, is the ONLY such combo in existence. If you know of others, please let me know, I would love to meet the owners!)

And now is your chance to come on board and help get this up on its feet. Watch the video, check out the cool perks, and join us!

AND - all donations of $75 or more get a one-year Pointless Peeps membership, which gives you 10% off of all show tickets, drinks, snacks, and merchandise. Plus a cool t-shirt. Pretty sweet, huh?

Click on the logo below to watch:

Monday, March 09, 2015

How Cancer Changed Me as a Parent

My amazing little girls just turned four, and I was thrilled to share this milestone with them. There was a time not long ago when I doubted I would see this day.

When I was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in the spring of 2013, my son was 4 and my twin girls were newly 2. My daughters were still sleeping in cribs, still in diapers, still my little babies.

That summer my worldview shifted dramatically, and my view of my children growing up followed suit. ...continue reading...

Monday, March 02, 2015

Empowered Patients Change National Cancer Guidelines

I have metastatic lung cancer. Conventional wisdom says that once cancer has spread beyond the original site, cure is impossible and the purpose of treatment is to reduce symptoms and extend the patient's life. Surgery is off the table.


Except what if the cancer has only just started to spread?... continue reading...