A couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I’m young and very healthy otherwise, and it is pretty lucky that we even found it. I have been, frankly, overwhelmed by the show of support from both those very close and folks I’ve never even met. It has been an exhausting couple of weeks. Yesterday I heard from AT&T that I had gone over my plan by 1300 minutes this month (add it to the bill.. cancer turns out to be wildly expensive), and it occurred to me that starting a blog might be a great way to keep people up to date as things develop. My amazing friend megan ann (faster panda kill kill to you flickr folks) did the internet mojo to set me up. I’ll be using this as a daily of sorts; a place to collect information as it develops. Over the next few days I’ll try to post a bit of a back log of info for those of you who are interested in the technical nitty gritty.

I’d like to thank my friend Nick Moroder for coming up with the “fuck cancer, you’re ezra” mantra. T-shirts coming soon.

0 Replies to “Welcome”

  1. Thank you so much for doing this Ezra. it means a lot to feel connected with what you are going through, especially for those of us who don’t quite know how to ask.

  2. You’re really going to have to do this t-shirt thing. : ) I want one too!
    Every time I consider your mantra, I am reminded of you as a stubborn toddler YELLING at the waves of the Atlantic…….if at that tender age you were willing to take on the whole ocean, cancer doesn’t stand a chance!!
    Love from your cousins & all your family here in MA.

  3. im sorry youre going through this. my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer when he and i were just dating. i was all very hard. they said he had 6months. they wanted to cut his face off with experimental surgery..he opted out. but…after all of the struggle he somehow managed to recover from it. it was incredible. its been almost 2years now and were expecting our first child. stay strong. because once you beat cancer you can beat anything.xo.

  4. Thank you all..
    Mag- Yeah. Same spirit. I’m gonna wreck it.
    Hilary- That is quite an inspiration. Unreal. I’m fairly certain that what I’ve got is child’s play compared to brain cancer.. Can’t even imagine being in a position to be deciding on such a crazy experimental surgery. Wow. All the best to you guys, and congrats on the pregnancy!

  5. Over the past two and a half years, I’ve watched late-caught head+neck cancer devastate my family.

    It is THIS REFRESHING to find someone ready to kick cancer in the ass.

    Beat the crap out of it for me, would you?

  6. Hi. I read your blog two days after you started it and found the blog title very interesting. I saved it for some reason.. I guess to know your progress and to root for you! Then today, I found out my father is suffering from prostate cancer but the extent/stage/grade is still not known since he has to undergo CT scan and bone scan.. If his cancer is in the early stage, I will be thankful because he may “outlive” it… So I guess now, its all up to God..
    When I find the courage to tell him that he has cancer (yes he doesnt know yet, he was just discharged from the hospital today due to enlargement of the prostate), I would let him read your blog because I know it will help him… knowing that he is not alone…. Even if you suffer from different cancer types and come from different culture and age brackets, there will be a feeling of connection…

    And yes, l hope and pray that all cancer victims have the same attitude as you! Let’s beat the crap out of it! Cancer should not be proud!

  7. Aw, that was quite a good post. In idea I have to invest writing similar to this additionally – taking time and actual effort to develop a really good article… but what things can I say… I procrastinate alot through no means appear get something done.

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