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 »

Right to Death

16 Nov

At the end of last month and into the first part of November, there was a lot of press coverage of Brittany Maynard‘s decision to die with dignity.  Susie and I discussed her decision and specifically thought about our dear … Read More »

All Hallow’s Eve

1 Nov

We have now crossed over into the 1st of November.  It is interesting how the end of October is now our transition cycle point as it was with the ancient Celts.  Instead of us preparing for winter with gathering in … Read More »

Shanah Tovah Tikatevu

4 Oct

The days of awe (Yamim Noraim) are coming to an end.  I have spent the last ten days thinking, mostly tossing and turning when trying to sleep.  One night I got little to no sleep at all.  Other nights, I … Read More »

A Two Spotted August

16 Aug

We are now at the middle of August and Susie has just returned from her two month neuro-oncologist appointment.  With the reduction of her anti-seizure medicine and getting a tube put in her left ear, she has been feeling better … Read More »

Still Walking

2 Aug

July has come and gone.  We are officially into August.  Looking back, it has been quite a roller-coaster month.  Susie’s left ear and fatigue continued to plague her.  She did all sorts of antibiotics and steroids to reduce inflammation or … Read More »