Three Months At A Time. That's the interval between MRI/CT scans, and the limit on how far in the future I make firm plans.
You may remember that in late 2013, I was diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer, which was later found to have spread to my liver. After spending most of 2014 in in cancer treatment, I was deemed to have No Evidence of Disease. In July 2015, I got the news from my oncologist that an MRI showed a new lesion on my liver, which was treated with a minimally-invasive RF ablation, followed by six months of chemotherapy.
Cancer continues to make unwelcome encore appearances in my life. This spring, MRI showed another lesion on my liver. Time for another "tuneup" (RF ablation of the liver) by Dr. Christopher Siegel at Hillcrest. But life also brings great opportunities and wonderful surprises. So I find myself not only back on the bike and riding strong, but presented with an unexpected chance to once again participate in VeloSano.
If you've donated to VeloSano this year (whether it was via my page or not) Thank You. If you haven't yet donated, please do so now. Big amounts may get lots of attention, but small amounts add up quickly, and all donations, big and small, are welcomed and appreciated.
100% of the money I raise will support lifesaving cancer research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (which includes The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals). The goal is to bring sustainable funding to cancer research by enlisting the passion and energy of thousands of people who wish to give back…including you!
I'm obviously happy to continue to be a cancer survivor, and proud to be strong enough to give back. I'm riding 200 miles for the cure. How far will you go?