Wetsuit Fights Feeling Cold

8 Sep

One of the side effects that has become chronic trying to recover from cancer treatment is always feeling cold.  This condition has ebbed and flowed over the last 3+ years.  We have worked around it with Susie wearing extra clothes … Read More »

Hyponatremia and Adrenal Insufficiency

10 Jun

As many of our friends and family know, Susie has been plagued by fatigue and poor appetite. She lost around 20 lbs and could not walk more than 100 feet without needing rest. We thought maybe the condition was a side … Read More »

Final Two Month Checkup and IDH1 Clinical Trials

6 Dec

We returned to Austin from MD Anderson on Wednesday with good news, Susie’s scans are stable.  This was her last two month check-up.  She graduates now to check-ups every three months.  However, the few weeks before last week’s appointments were very nerve racking. When I … Read More »

L’shanah Tovah Umetukah

15 Sep

We are now at the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year).  The Jewish New Year is different than how many celebrate December 31st/ January 1st.  As a secular Jew, I feel it … Read More »

July Cancer Check-Up

11 Jul

We are now approaching the middle of July.  First the good news.  Susie and I returned from MD Anderson this last week.  Her scans are stable, no growth/ significant changes to report.  So, this weekend we are collecting our thoughts … Read More »

Spring Cancer Follow-up

19 Apr

Last week, Susie had her two month cancer follow-up with her local neuro-oncologist.  She had her MRI scans done the Friday before the appointment.  I normally request a CD copy for our records and to look at them in advance.  This … Read More »

Astrocytoma Genomics

26 Mar

I’ve been reading lots of articles regarding new developments in terms of brain cancer treatment.  Most allude to the different genetic types of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) tumors, but none have really delved into what these mutations are/ mean.  So, I … Read More »

Carpet Bombing Brain Cancer

25 Feb

During the middle of February, Susie and I traveled to MD Anderson for her cancer appointments.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, we are alternating every two months between two neuro-oncologist (one in Houston and one in Austin).  Her appointment in … Read More »

First step in dreams coming true

14 Feb

This month marks a major milestone for me.  I have just joined IBM’s Watson Group.  I will be focusing on cognitive computing solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences.  Combining my professional passion around software engineering with my personal interest in oncology … Read More »

Revolving around the patient

1 Feb

Over the last 5-10 years, I have delivered and coached teams using Agile practices.  One of the tenets, that Steve Denning touches on in his More On Why Managers Hate Agile article, is “The customer is the center of the … Read More »