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Postcards From Lebanon: Part 16 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Post-Chemo)

James Stack | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Drivin down the wrong side of the road..." Ricky Riddle Going through chemotherapy isn't easy -- at least it hasn't been for me. I began this journe...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 14 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Christmas With Cancer)

James Stack | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Over the river, and through the woods..." (Lydia Maria Child) You'd think I'd be depressed going through chemotherapy in December. Odd though it may...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 13 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 5)

James Stack | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Road to nowhere..." (David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison) Every month I've worried about potential potholes, the most critical...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 12 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (The Infusion Room)

James Stack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"I ... find my strength in the beat of your heart." (Haley Westenra) I like to think of myself as someone whose heart goes out to those less fortunat...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 11 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 4)

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 10 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Fly me to the moon..." (Bart Howard) Previously I had reported that I had tried to get a prescription -- approval -- for medical marijuana. My oncol...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 9 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like Walt in Breaking Bad, I have health care insurance from my employer, and like Walt's wife, Skyler, discovers about their insurance, I'm still liable for the deductible, copay and coinsurance portion of the medical fees.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 8 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like responses to chemo, everyone's experiences are different. Of course, these are my experiences; but I believe they contain universal truths.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 7 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

When on cycle two, day two, I told my nurse she was joining my angels here on earth, she told me that one of her previous patients had claimed coming into the infusion room was like going to hell -- now I have a Hell's Angel by my side.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 6 in a Series of Cancer Related-Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Rock me like a wagon wheel... Like tumble weeds, rolling along through the dust and drought. During my Aug. 26 visit to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical C...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 5 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Looking for adventure... Well, I found it, in a manner of speaking. I felt like a piece of lead on day three after chemo -- sleeping fitfully throug...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 4 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Head on down the highway... The first day of chemo arrived, and I approached it with anxiety, which I suppressed through humor at every opportunity. ...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 3 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Get your motor running... Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a little more than an hour's drive from my home in Vermont. During that hour a lot ca...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 2 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

The results from this study may never benefit me directly, as FDA approvals take forever, but I participated because someone, someday, may be helped due to this small choice I've made.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 1 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Come along and listen to... I'm going on a journey and wanted to invite you to join me. I've never been down this road, but it is a trek many have ta...

Who Are You Going To Trust?

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'd rather be in front of this screen or the boob tube than slicing, dicing and doing the healthiest for myself, during my last twenty some odd years I've "nuked" food close to thirty thousand times.