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Breast Cancer? But Doctor....I hate pink!
Webby Awards

A couple years ago (wow, really?) a film crew contacted me.  They were looking for people with end-stage disease to film.  I was wary.  I had been contacted in the past by reality shows, and I didn't want my life and family on display.  But this wa...

MidLifeBloggers
Announcing…The Writing Workshop starts again.

Apr 24, 2014

The experience was so much more profound than what I am feeling from this page….Great description of what participants get but does not depict the magic that happens.

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Game to 100
In S.F., arena builders show some class

Apr 22, 2014

Let us now praise the owners of the Golden State Warriors. They are planning to build a $1 billion arena at their own expense. Imagine that – businessmen who are willing to assume the financial risk for their own ambitious … Continue reading

Game to 100
Tough love for star athletes — are you kidding?

Apr 21, 2014
Tough love for star athletes — are you kidding?

  The headline atop the Sacramento Bee’s sport page today says: “It’s time to stop coddling Aldon Smith.” Columnist Matthew Barrows contends that the San Francisco 49ers need to take a tough position regarding their star outside linebacker Aldon Smith. … Continue reading

Consciousness and Health
When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When the Extraordinary Becomes the Ordinary in Health Care

When asked during a recent AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) interview on Reddit what he thought about spontaneous remission of cancer, David Agus, M.D., was quick to respond: “We need to focus on outliers. The physics world has learned the most by explaining the outliers. We have ignored them unfortunately.”


Outliers – in medical parlance,...

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Who’s The Boss Of Me–My Head or My Body?

Apr 20, 2014

I have, it seems, no sense of where and how my body is. They're right; I don't, so much so that I have no sense of what that sentence actually means.

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Bob New Heart
Easter

Apr 18, 2014

To all my blog friends who follow Bob New Heart and all the transplant recipients all over the country but especially at  the University of California San Francisco med Center... Happy Easter and may we all have a new beginning on Easter  Day...

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Bob New Heart 2014-04-16 17:28:00

Apr 16, 2014

I am back after a round trip to UCSF to see Dr. Alexander Gottschalk, Director of the Cyberknife Radiosurgery program and Professor of Radiation Oncology. Sort of stuffy but very knowledgeable. We reviewed all the radiation options and also took any in...

Game to 100
Owners of Kings aren’t the only ones who could use a city handout

Apr 16, 2014

If I were starting a small business in Sacramento, I sure would welcome a gift of $200,000 a year to help me with advertising. That could cover the cost of renting land alongside a busy freeway so I could put … Continue reading

Bob New Heart
Next Step

Apr 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Tomorrow I go back to UCSF to meet with the chief of the Radiology Dept., Dr. Alexander Gottschalk. The discussion will be what non-invasive options are available to me to kill this prostate cancer.
 As a heart transplant recipient I take two meds every day specifically designed to suppress my immune system to...