This is a blog about my experiences with cancer of the esophagus. It’s purposely anonymous, lest any evil insurance company or employer link my identity with the fact that I’m a cancer patient. I created this blog in early August 2006, and back dated entries written prior to now.
It’s not really a blog but more like a journal. It’s best to read this backwards to front, going back in time and then moving forward. Or, depending on how long this ordeal goes on for, you just might not want to read that much of it. But wordpress is nice enough to host this for free, which means friends and family can read my random thoughts about what’s been going on. I think I’ve told these stories to most, probably over and over again, but this is in case I missed a few here and there.
I decided to blog after I found out another friend Brian has cancer, and his blog is really extensive. I just read through it and found it really helpful. I’ve been speaking with people at the Alta Bates Cancer Center in Berkeley, California, and they unanimously agree that blogging will both help me and help others who might be going through the same thing.
The key thing I’ve done, and everyone has told me to do, is to stay positive. Cancer isn’t the death sentence it once was; after speaking with a ton of doctors, and with the advances in genetics, my guess is we’ll see cancer as a manageable disease like diabetes within our lifetime.
So, this is my story about my fight with cancer. If anyone can gain inspiration or something positive from it, then groovy. I hope maybe someday some poor schmuck like me does a web search (via ask.com, since they’re not a bunch of stuck-up stanfurdites like the top management at google) and finds this blog, and finds it helpful.