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Facing Chemo on BUZZFEED today!

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If you haven’t heard my story already, the quotes in this BuzzFeed article nicely highlight how Robert Houser​ ended up photographing my baldness on a rainy day in my tiny San Francisco apartment, subsequently growing Facing Chemo, a photographic project and the Facing Light Foundation​. I first met Bob when he photographed me for a […]

I Was A Cancerous Model – Facing Chemo Show Opens Friday

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I’ve been unplugged for a while, but had to come back to give a shout out to Robert Houser’s Facing Chemo Project – opening this Friday in Piedmont. Robert Houser is the mega talent who shot pics of my baldness in the Spring of 2011, while I was deep in the middle of the bone […]

My Toxic Heart Monitor

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When my cardiologist first suggested that I wear a heart monitor for two weeks, I pushed back on the idea, saying that since my echocardiogram and EKG turned out OK, I was fine with those results and didn’t want to explore further. I’ve been like this throughout my health challenges. I didn’t want to carry […]

Bone Marrow Harvest Success

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Bone marrow harvest was a success. They have collected the number of stem cells needed by extracting 1.5 liters of bone marrow from my pelvis. I resisted staying overnight at the hospital and was discharged Monday evening. I returned to the clinic yesterday for IV fluids, anti-nausea drugs and to remove the compression bandage that […]

Stab Me 100 Times, Then Radiate

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Just got home from a long afternoon at the hopsital. Jo Ann and I met with my oncologist for a consent meeting to discuss the upcoming Bone Marrow operation on my pelvis on May 5th. They will need to collect 1.5 liters of bone marrow, which will require them to puncture my pelvic bone 100 […]