Our new family member and today’s Doctor Radio interview

January 23rd, 2013 § 11 comments


First order of business is a late reminder that today (Wednesday) I will be on Doctor Radio on SiriusXM 81 from 1:00-1:30 EST on the Oncology show.

I’ll be talking about my first diagnosis of stage II cancer and then my recent diagnosis of stage IV metastatic cancer, my blog, and how to improve the doctor-patient relationship. You can call 877-NYU-DOCS if you want to ask questions! We will be live for that time period. You can even email questions in during that time (or even before, just send them to docs@siriusxm.com and say it’s for me on today’s oncology show). The half hour will go fast I’m sure. The taped show will then repeat tonight at 11 pm. I think you can go here to listen for free for a week if you want to listen in today: http://www.siriusxm.com/freetrial


I had intended to be posting each day this month but this weekend caught up with me. In the negative column, side effects from chemo this weekend were worse than usual. The nausea was the most debilitating one. Two out of the three weekend days were pretty much lost. As a result I could not get posts up. I am sorry about that.

However, these negatives were overshadowed a million times over by the other reason I was too busy to be writing. The photos you see are of the new addition to our family. Lucy is a two year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi that came to live with us on Sunday. She is a sweet and loving dog, and has made the adjustment to her new home seamlessly. My children (14, 11, 6) have fallen head over heels in love. Paige knew we were getting her but the boys were unaware… I loved having a surprise for them. I’ll write more about that soon.

We thank Gaye and John Georges at Calista Corgis for raising this beautiful dog who is a treasured part of our home now.

I’ll include a few photos and then be back this week finish out my month of revisiting some of the most-requested old posts. Yesterday I was at Sloan Kettering talking about side effects, PET scans, and tumor markers. As always, my doctors are very thorough and I always leave with more information about options and perspective. I was also able to share with Dr. Dang that with your generosity we’ve raised over $15,000 in 3 weeks for metastatic breast cancer research on my Sloan Kettering Giving page.¬†

Thanks to all for your support this week.


























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§ 11 Responses to Our new family member and today’s Doctor Radio interview"

  • Congrats on the new family addition! There’s nothing like the love and devotion of a family dog. I can see the joy in the photos! I’m very happy for you all. Sorry to hear about the nausea. Please don’t apologize for not getting posts up. I’m amazed at how many you are putting out. Thanks for that. Good luck with the radio chat. I plan to try to listen if I’m finished with an appointment by that time. Give Lucy a little scratch behind the ears from me. My best.

  • Patti V. says:

    Aw, Lucy looks so happy, as do your children. What a nice surprise for your boys!

    Sorry about the nausea..Emend helped me a great deal.

    I don’t have fancy stuff like SiriusXM so guess I can’t listen. Best of luck with the show.

  • Sarah says:

    I see Lucy has made herself at home on the furniture AND in the beds!!!! LOVE IT!

  • Anonymous says:

    I left work at 1pm to run errands so I could listen to you on XM in the car. Great job.

  • Catherine says:

    I ran errands during lunch so I could listen to you on XM. Great job!

  • carolyn says:

    As a new reader to your blog, and a veterinary technician for 16 years, I want to say that getting a dog you love is probably one of the best things you could do for your immune system! Corgies are fantastic too!

  • JoAnn says:

    you were so smart to get an older dog! Lucy looks so happy. You should never apologize for not posting!

    Enjoy your new baby


  • Laura Temkin says:

    Nothing like a dog to make you realize what it is to live in the moment.
    Nothing like hugging your dog to make you feel better.
    Nothing like seeing your children happy with the dog to make you feel better too.

  • Gesine says:

    I can look at those pictures again and again. Makes me so happy for you and your whole family.

  • beverly nemeth says:

    I learned about Lucy from Tristan during 1st grade lunch and he was sooo excited! I loved seeing the pics of her..she looks like a lovie! You’re in my heart, Lisa.

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