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Penile Cancer Experiences

Penile Cancer Experiences

  • My young story...

    Going through treatment
    Added May 22, 2013

    I grew up a healthy child. The only time I was ever sick was when I had a common cold. Sinus infection here and there, nothing major. So, everything that has happened to me still comes as a surprise to me. I moved to Clawson, MI when I was 16 years old. It was a hard transition since it was my junior year of high school. Everything was fine unti…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE14

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 21, 2013

    “Regarding the boat,” Bill continued. “I had a set of prints from an architect I found on the back pages of a boat magazine. I ordered a set of them and when they arrived I was very disappointed. The prints were not as professional in quality as I was used to when I worked in the steel trade as a fabricator.”
    I relaxed back into my chair and…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE 13

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 20, 2013
    “Before you tell me how you built the boat,” I began, “tell me how you became such an expert at building things?”

    Bill chuckled. “I enjoyed gluing models together as a kid but my favorite toy was an erector set. I bet not too many kids today play with those. They’re too busy playing computer games and watching T.V. An erector set c…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE 12

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 14, 2013

    “In June of 2001 we were shopping and I began working on her again on how much fun we had whenever we’d go sailing with friends. If we had our own boat, the possibilities for adventure were endless. After all, two-thirds of the world is water. You love boats, you love the water, you love adventures – so what are we waiting for? I was so worke…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE 11

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 13, 2013

    I took a quick sip from my water bottle. “So what prompted you to start building the sailboat?”
    “The vision for the boat began twenty years ago, or about the same time I was in the middle of building my log cabin home. We couldn’t afford to have a contractor build the kind of home we’d been dreaming of, so I spent ten years trying to convince…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE 10

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 10, 2013

    He led me to a large room where patients sit in recliners while reading, listening to music over headphones or visiting with friends, relatives and nurses. They were all connected to tubes carrying a variety of chemical cocktails into their bloodstream.
    “This is where all the fun takes place,” he said.
    A nurse led him over to an empty recl…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 2...PAGE 9

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 9, 2013

    My first meeting with Bill was on Monday, January 10th at the Cancer Care Center just west of the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. While shaving I smiled with anticipation. I finally had a project, something I believed was important not only to help build up the body of Christ but also with the expectation of renewing a relationship w…

  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 1...PAGE 8

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 8, 2013
    I awoke tired again. Either I needed to call Bill today or buy sleeping pills. Would he think I was being pushy, or nosey, or prideful, or insensitive? (You can see I worry way too much about what other people think of me.) After procrastinating for most of the day, I finally worked up the nerve to call him. I told him how powerful his stori…
  • My name is Terry Carlson. I'm writing a memoir about my best friend's amazing journey with cancer.

    WHEREVER THE WIND BLOWS...BILL LEE'S CANCER STORY...CHAPTER 1...PAGE 7

    Just some thoughts
    Added May 7, 2013

    After dinner I asked Bill to give me an update on his battle with colon cancer. I didn’t have any expectations on where this conversation would lead. Maybe he would tell me how miserable he felt from months of chemotherapy treatments. Maybe he would talk about the remorse he felt for not getting a colonoscopy years earlier when the cancer w…

  • Hi, I'm Michael T.

    I'm not good on a computer but here goes.

    What I've learned
    Added May 7, 2013

    I;ve been dealing with cancer for over 5ys.I’ve had prostate,colon,breast. Yes I’m male.But I haven’t given up.My family & friends support me alot.I have 2 girls and 3 grandchildren some times I think why me what have I done so wrong.Then I think GOD won’t give me anything I can’t handle.I would like to talk with any one who needs to talk.I will…

Favorite Penile Cancer Experiences

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…

  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!

  • Hi, I'm Gordon G H.

    Great Christmas

    Just some thoughts
    Added Apr 12, 2017

    Was the day before Christmas
    and all through the house
    I’m the only one stirring
    that great big pot
    The stocking are stuffed
    and so am I
    with Christmas candy
    and a big pizza pie.
    With the second Christmas here
    and no cancer in sight
    That’s the best Christmas gift
    that God had in his sight.
    All the family is here
    except my bro and wi…