This morning I finally got the call back from Stanford and I am officially scheduled to go into surgery on March 6th. So here are the numbers to my journey to date: I've ran 46.1 miles (53.9 mi left to go) Eaten at 26 different restaurants (that I can remember) Visited 8 unique coffee shops … Continue reading By the Numbers
Sorry for the long time in between updates, for the past few weeks there have been a couple snags between our insurance and getting some of the testing done. I went down to Stanford a few weeks ago ready to get a PET Scan and after waiting in the reception area for a little while … Continue reading Health with Grace and More Food Reviews
I've been doing well keeping up on my goal of trying to run 100 miles before I go into surgery. As of today I have about 78.9 miles left. While on my staff retreat in San Francisco last week, I woke up randomly one morning at 5:30 AM and decided to go for a run … Continue reading Savoring the Moments
Over the past week I've begun to mentally and physically prepare for surgery and for life without a stomach. One of the most encouraging things I'm finding are all the people who keep sending me stories, articles and blog posts by others who have undergone this surgery for HGDC. One of the most encouraging articles … Continue reading Git’ in mah’ belly!
I've been getting endoscopies every single year since I was about 12 years old, and without a stomach, this might very well have been the last endoscopy I'll ever need. As I am now apart of the research studying this cancer gene and prophylactic (preventative) gastrectomies (surgically removing the stomach), I'm now going through the … Continue reading Union Jack for Endoscopies and the Farewell Stomach Tour