After 6 years of life without a stomach, it's fitting to return to where it at all started at Stanford and the 2020 Gastric Cancer Summit.
Reflections on my 5th Gastrectoversary!
I have not posted my teachings on the main page of my blogpost because I wanted to shape my content around my journey without a stomach, but recently, a couple friends have asked me why I don't share a huge part of what I do on my blog. I have been posting my video teachings … Continue reading Resilient Faith
I had a goal this year, to ride in a GranFondo. My eyes were set on on Levi's GranFondo: 102 Miles. 9004 ft of climbing. I set out to ride at least 50-60 miles a couple times a week, climb like a mountain goat, return to a ketogenic diet, and crush this race. Was … Continue reading Failed Attempts Carry Few Regrets
This video is courtesy of Jessica Sasser who recorded my talk at the Night of Healing for patients at the Symposium on Gastric Cancer at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA. https://youtu.be/T0FXGUQ3bj4
Last Thursday during our young adults group at our home, a sudden and intense pain struck me. Right away, I knew I was not going to be able to control the pain at home. Doubled over and under excruciating pain, it was time to go to the hospital. Fortunately, our friend Rain was over at … Continue reading Video Blog: Post-Bowel Obstruction Regimen
This past week I was invited to go to the City of Hope’s Symposium on Stomach Cancer sponsored by No Stomach for Cancer. It was here that I finally got to meet Heather Huus, Nicole McDonald and Jessica Sasser, Hannah Davis, Wagner Viana and the head hanchos for No Stomach for Cancer. It is safe … Continue reading Symposium on Gastric Cancer and the Beauty of Community
When people tell you that cancer touches everybody - it really is true. Every family, every neighbor, and every friend has been affected in someway by cancer. It is a reality of life that transcends race, gender, creed, socio-economic or political contexts. This month has been a sobering reminder of how different each individual's journey with cancer … Continue reading Run Your Own Race
Two months ago I decided to start training for a Half-Ironman. Is it crazy? Sure, but it is all relative. I simply enjoy triathlon as a hobby and have always wanted to attempt a half-Ironman with or without a stomach, so why not tri? See what I did there? With Marne attempting a full marathon, it is … Continue reading “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!”
Today we hit a major milestone in my health because it has been exactly 365 days since the last time I was hospitalized. Considering all the close calls I have had in the past year, including one incident two weeks ago where it took four Norco just to get me to the point where I was comfortable. … Continue reading Milestones and the Parable of the Donut