Nothing New Here

This post is a couple of weeks late as I have been pretty busy getting settled into our new house (that’s right, my wife and I moved recently). Nothing but good news to report. Dad had his MRI back in mid-March and nothing has changed with the scan. Let me remind you that last time…

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Unofficially Cancer Free

Dad went in this past week for his quarterly MRI. He got the call from the doc the next day. The tumor is stable. Yes, that’s right, the tumor has now been stable for more than 2 years. Although the doctor has not said it yet, we have decided, it is time to call spade…

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Nurse Strike to Cost Allina $148 million

Once again I depart from the usual topic of my dad and his defiance against all odds to discuss what has become the topic of interest for many families across the Twin Cities, the Allina Nurses’ Strike. As a husband of an Allina nurse, I want to help people understand components of the nursing strike,…

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Truth Behind the Allina Nursing Strike

For once I am taking a moment to talk about something other than my dad’s cancer (he’s doing great by the way). I believe it is crucial that people understand what I’m about to share. The topic is the Allina Nurses’ Strike, affecting Allina’s 5 metro hospitals (Abbott Northwestern, United, Mercy, Unity, and the Phillips…

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He’s not Living… He’s Thriving…

Undefeatable. If I had a word to describe my dad, it would be just that. If you met him on the street, you would think he is a normal guy in his late 50’s. You would not have a clue that he has been dealing with a Glioblastoma Multiforme Stage 4 brain tumor. That’s right……

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In Remission… Unofficially

The doc has not declared it yet….I’m not sure if he ever will as it is unheard of with my dad’s form of cancer. To hell with it, I’m making the call… dad is in remission! Dad had his latest MRI on Monday, with the results coming this past Tuesday. The tumor has remained stable.…

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Rock Star

That’s all that can be said this go around, dad is a Rock Star. He’s been off of chemo for 6 months (still doing the Protocel every day) and his tumor showed complete stability. Absolutely no growth in the last 3 months (ultimately the tumor has done nothing but be stable or shrink for the…

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Remembering Flip

I don’t mean to confuse anyone, my dad is doing great, in fact he is as good as ever. His next MRI is slated for the second week in November, where I will have more info on him. Being that my dad’s blog is about cancer, I felt this was as good a place to take a…

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