About The Canswer Man:

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A simple man with a simple plan: Kick the Big "C" with a cocktail of family/friend love, unapologetic laughter and a dash of Nat-titude.  And if I'm lucky, maybe even one of my odd-servations will help with YOUR situation.

Please join me on my selfish/selfless journey --- to infinity, and beyond!

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

At a time when it might not appear to be so obvious – I have much to give thanks for.

I am aligned with a top-notch medical team that is doing a great job managing my various health needs and treatment regimens (already yielding noteworthy positive results as of this posting).

They are led by a world-class Oncologist (Dr. S.), who’s intelligence, compassion, accessibility, “chair-side” manner, patience and cutting-edge technology – is guiding me through every step of the process; which brings with it great confidence for me and my family.

All of this is conveniently located in nearby New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers), which takes one more aggravation/distraction out of the mix (as frivolous as only having to drive 30-minutes for life-saving intervention can sound)

I have the easiest strain of MM to identify.  There are a wide variety of treatment options available to work around my extenuating circumstances (kidney sensitivity).  And data supports a very high probability for a successful outcome.

As one of a number of blood-borne cancers, MM tangentially benefits from an extensive amount of research: from the now common-place Auto Stem Cell Transplant to the potential of an actual cure looming on the horizon.

Though the need still exists for in-clinic sessions at Rutgers for infusion therapy (intravenous), many of the medications (chemo) can be handled at home via pills, or quickly dispensed subcutaneously (shots).

As science gets more precise in its understanding (now working at the genetic level), treatment options are concurrently getting more effective and more tolerable (less side effects).  Combined with daily preventive/proactive drugs, so far the ride hasn’t been too bumpy.

But most of all, I am surrounded by a powerful/overwhelming/humbling force of love and support from family and friends (from all corners of the world; all phases of my life) that have sent their good wishes, offered their unconditional help, and buoyed my spirits in more ways than I could ever list or repay.

Thank you all!

Lower Lows

Lower Lows

Clean Living

Clean Living