Brain CancerBy 2017-10-26T11:51:40+00:00 On October 26th, 20170 Comments

Gord Downie

Gordon “Gord” Downie, lead singer for the Canadian pop/rock band, The Tragically Hip, died October 17, 2017 of glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer at age 53. Diagnosed in May 2016, Downie was mourned throughout Canada as the loss of a national music treasure. Downie’s death spurred wide publicity about the nature of glioblastoma brain cancer and […]

GeneralBy 2017-10-23T16:48:41+00:00 On October 23rd, 20170 Comments

A Heart-Stopping Tale Of Personal Surgery

As I look back on my 2015 cervical spine surgery I’m still distressed with what a heart stopping experience it was. Really!

Thinking of images of my late wife Shearlean’s brain surgery and the concept of them operating on my spine through my throat from the front of my neck were unnerving enough. But in preparing […]

Faults & FoiblesBy 2017-10-05T10:31:28+00:00 On October 5th, 20170 Comments

Since 1889, But Where Is It Now?

Finding the Whatcom County Medical Society

From the 19th century to the 21st century things have changed drastically. Though executive director April Montiel professes that the medical society relies on email for communication, it doesn’t seem to have mastered the Internet yet.

Currently, depending on where and how you search online (I’m exclusively Google) the following is […]

Brain CancerBy 2017-10-01T21:09:40+00:00 On October 1st, 20170 Comments

Legendary Brain Cancer Survivor Succumbs

Lou Nims, a symbol of hope, of beating the odds, for glioblastoma multiforme (GBm) brain cancer patients for more than 13 years, died July 5, 2017 at age 57. I didn’t know Lou, though I met him briefly at the first Bellingham Brain Cancer Walk in 2014. For a disease that most often claims its […]