Medicare Open Enrollment is Here!

Posted October 17th, 2022

Medicare open enrollment is upon us for 2023. If you are a Medicare recipient, this is the time of year when you can make (some) changes to your Medicare coverage. What can I change? You can add or change your Medicare part D (drug) plan. You can change to a different Medicare advantage plan. You […]


Wine Racks and the Mystery of Survival

Posted September 16th, 2022

I think I got the racks as a Christmas present in 2000. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma the day after Thanksgiving that year, then started chemotherapy soon after (I think three to four days a week). When I put them together, I didn’t know what to think. Will I not live long enough to […]


Self Destruction

Posted September 8th, 2022

I Didn’t Want to Be Who I Am I’m a hypocrite. My rational self tells me obviously true things about my self-destructive habits. Yet I continue on my road to nowhere health-wise. I came pretty close to dying of cancer. I want to be healthy for as long as possible. But you couldn’t tell that […]


10 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act will Impact Cancer Care

Posted August 18th, 2022

This week, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). While the name of this bill doesn’t sound like it has a thing to do with healthcare, there are major provisions in the bill that will greatly change the landscape of healthcare, especially in regards to prescription drug coverage for people with Medicare. […]


Wrapping Up Our “Five Questions With…” Series

Posted August 11th, 2022

The Five Questions with blog series was really a highlight of the last few months for us. We loved talking with members of the healthcare team that don’t get enough attention for the work they do. Healthcare is a big puzzle. Without all the pieces, put together just right, the puzzle just doesn’t work. We […]


Five Questions With…Latanya.

Posted July 28th, 2022

Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all […]


Rodney Warner

Fear

Posted July 26th, 2022

The Fear Never Goes Away. That’s By Choice. It’s been more than 21 years since I was first told I had cancer and nearly 20 years since I last got into remission. But cancer still haunts me. The thought of it returning terrifies me. Maybe it wouldn’t be so scary if it hadn’t nearly killed […]


Five Questions With…Jessica, Katie, and Melanie

Posted July 21st, 2022

Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  This series will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all you do! […]


Managing Side Effects with South Asian Foods

Posted July 19th, 2022

Foods can help minimize symptoms of cancer treatment. You may turn to foods familiar to you based on your culture or upbringing. This article focuses on Indian food and “comfort” food recipes from this culture. Cancer treatments can cause nausea or diarrhea. Bland, easy-to-digest foods are a good idea during these times. They provide nutrition […]


Five Questions With…Rahma.

Posted July 14th, 2022

Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all […]