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My Last Cancer Post…I Hope

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Today is my second birthday. Two years ago yesterday nurses were shoveling ice chips into my mouth to minimize oral blisters from a Melphalan injection. The Melphalan was the last ingredient of a toxic chemo cocktail that would kill my bone marrow, and thus my ability to make blood or muster an immune response. In…

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The Boring Patient Audio Book: Epilogue

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I have been posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. This is the last post.You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Epilogue: A Cancer Free Summer

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 17

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 The last post in the series, the Epilogue, will be published tomorrow. Chapter 17: Dear Fellow Cancer Survivor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 16

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 16: Home

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 15

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 15: A New Birthday

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 14

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 14: Harvest

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 13

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 13: PET Scans and Water

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 12

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 12: ICE ICE Baby

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 11

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 11: Schrödinger’s Cat

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 10

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 10: Dear Doctor

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 7

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 7: The ROC

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 6

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 6: Too Much information

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 5

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 5: My Cancer is Worse Than Yours

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 4

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 4: Dear Bringer of Doom

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 3

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 3: Super Bowl Sunday

The Boring Patient Audio Book: Chapter 1

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I am posting a chapter a week of my book The Boring Patient. You can download the ebook or listen to previous chapters here: http://davidlankes.org/?page_id=8390 Chapter 1: Getting to Know You

The Boring Patient – Free to Download

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Last year I published a book on my journey with cancer called The Boring Patient. Since That time I have received incredible and touching feedback on how the book was helpful in others’ cancer experience, or that of a loved one. I have heard from nurses that are giving it away to patients. This kind…

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Please Sign Up

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This is a reminder to please sign up for the 2nd Annual Lankes Family Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 1-7p.m. It will be held at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt, NY. We really need your help. We are trying to beat last year’s 50 units goal. You can sign up by calling the Red Cross…

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2nd Annual Lankes Family Red Cross Blood Drive

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A Message From the Lankes Family: Please join us on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 1-7p.m. for the 2nd Annual Lankes Family Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be held at Holy Cross Church in Dewitt, NY. David was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013. He underwent a stem cell transplant and is now 1 year cancer free! This…

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My First Re-Birthday

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One year ago a lab technician thawed out six syringes filled with my stem cells. She handed them one at a time to a doctor. Over the course of about an hour, and under the direction of a nurse practitioner, that doctor pushed those cells into my heart and saved my life. Saved my life…

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