chemo

Tales from the Diagnosed

Greetings Kids, today, 3 years ago to be exact, was the day I was told I wouldn’t make it to christmas. I was on revlimid, tired, depressed and definitely suicidal. It would be a lie to say that since then life has been perfect. Life really is precious and  for all the hardships I have endure, it has only made victories mean so much more.

Today I don’t bring you my story, but I am working on a project where I have interviewed over 150 people. People who have lost children, friends, family members and yes, on occasion, themselves. I bring you: Tales from the Diagnosed. Here is one of my favorite interviews. Hope you enjoy!

 

FRANK
Feb 2001 I was headed to Hawaii and decided to get a
tanning session to avoid burning on my trip. Got out of
the tanning bed and noticed my left nut was hanging
lower. Felt it and it was maybe 10-20% larger but felt
hard at the bottom ya know, less squishy. So like any
self respecting hypocondriac, I Googled testicular
cancer and Called the doc on Monday. Appt
Wednesday. Had it removed Monday. Two weeks of
radiation. Six weeks later, I suddenly lost ALL hair on
my torso in the shape of CA to include key lymph nodes.
Three months later it grew back just as quickly. Tired
for a year. I have 9 permanent tattoo dots for
radiation alignment. Scary at the time with young kids.
There was one funny part. Had to lie face up on a table
feet together and knees apart for 90 minutes while a
pretty young Asian technician X-rayed me and drew on me
to tattoo my dots and create my X-Ray lens. At the end
she had to scrub off all the markings with soap and
warm water. One is on my pubic bone. I was furiously
thinking about baseball to divert my attention. Atleast
she tried to make small talk though, she eventually
blurts out “has anyone ever told you that you look like
Toby Maguire?” (This was shortly after Spider-Man 2
came out, and yes I did). To this day I don’t know if
she was just nervous or legitimately trying to flirt.
My ball and I will never know…

 

 

 

 

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Chemosabe and other great adventures!

Chemosabe and other great adventures!

Sorry beautiful people for the hold up. I’ve been super busy, working on my FIRST feature film and attending film festivals for my last short film Chemo: A Love Story, A dark comedy about two cancer patients who fall in love in hospital. Now I’m back and will have some new operation: Hope, for you guys soon!

Also, My new web series Chemosabe will be preparing to hit the web soon. It tells the story of Myles, who has no choice but to restart chemotherapy when he finds out he’s no longer in remission, he also sees this as a second chance to reconnect with his past… Oh and Death is his best friend. The above is the first promo for Chemosabe. That’s right “sister,sister!” oh wait they’re actually twins… Damn.
Take care friends.

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy: Meet Nadine!

Yes, I even ask my dates, what gives them hope.

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.

If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy. Meet Krystal!

Greetings All! Today I’m here with the Talented Actress/Model Krystal Woods! She has taken some time out of her Busy schedule to tell us what gives her hope!
For more info on Krystal, check out her Page! Facebook.com/woodskrystal01

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy: Meet Clint.

Operation Happy happy Joy Joy: meet clint!

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation happy happy Joy Joy. Meet Diana!

Meet Diana, this busy actress has taken time out of her insanely busy day to tell us what gives her hope!

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy! Meet Christina!

Hey Guys I have another submission! This time from the very talented blogger 4ever21christina. I feel so blessed and honored that she took time out of her crazy, busy schedule to tell us what gives her hope.
Christina, graduated in 2013, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing. She has a total of 3 successful blogs that are much more impressive than mine!
Check them out!
http://www.4ever21christina.wordpress.com
http://everdayinspirationalquotes.wordpress.com/
http://iheartvocabulary.wordpress.com/

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope. If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation: Essence

Today we have a submission from Author and Radio show host Essence Yarbrough. She takes time out of her busy schedule to tell us what gives her hope.
Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.

If you’re interested in learning more about Essence and her radio series: Taboo Talks with Khamsin & Essence
here is the link. http://blogtalkradio.com/tabootalks

Furthermore, if you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation: Happy Happy Joy Joy Meet Albert

Whoa! Ray Fisher, is this Days of future past or am I just seeing double?
I’m here with personal trainer Albert, minutes before he starts helping other people hulk out. So I thought I would stop him and ask what gives him hope.

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope.
This will be a on going a project, hopefully everyday I will have a new video up.

if you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com

Operation Lindsey and Travis.

Operation Happy happy Joy Joy
Takes to the the bodega today, yes a Bodega,( no one is safe!) because New York is my Jungle gym and I’m asking Lindsey and Travis, what gives them hope!

Operation: Happy happy Joy Joy, takes to the streets of Manhattan to ask random people what gives them hope. If you would like to participate yourself, (or send words of criticism) just send me a short video recording and I will post it on your behalf. please email me at stinkywizzleteats45@gmail.com