Milestones & Musings
Answered Prayers & Praises 1st Post-Treatment PET Scan – 3/22 Family Vaccines: Parents and Sister fully vaccinated – 3/24 Visible Breast Tumor Shrinkage Confirmed with PET Scan. SUV (standardized uptake value) reduced from 20 to 4. No visible spots in bones or lymph nodes – 3/31 Reading the Word via Bible Project app – 3/31Continue reading “Monthly Review: Mar 2021”
Answered Prayers & Praises Mom safe drive back to Fresno – 2/8 First Day Back to Work – 2/16 Family Vaccines: Dad 1st – 2/12, Grandma 2nd – 2/19, Mom 1st – 2/24 Filed Tax Return – 2/27 Visible Tumor Shrinkage – 2/28 Reading the Word via Bible Project app – 2/28 No side effects-to-dateContinue reading “Monthly Review: Feb 2021”
It’s official – I’m going back to work. My first day back will be Tuesday, Feb 16th. While everyone will be coming back from the three day President’s Day Weekend, I’ll be jumping back to the 9-5 grind after a three month leave. This is a good first step though to going back to normalContinue reading “Back to Work”
Answered Prayers & Praises Joined Be The Bridge FaceBook Group – 1/9/2021 Insurance Medication Issue Resolved – 1/19/2021 Visible Tumor Shrinkage – 1/31/2021 Reading the Word via Bible Project app – 1/31/2021 No side effects-to-date – 1/31/2021 Recommendations on what to read, watch, learn or do next? Any of the stuff I’ve done this monthContinue reading “Monthly Review: Jan 2021”
I’ve encountered my first experience with pre-existing conditions. On Feb 14th, I will have used up the short-term disability insurance coverage and should switch over to long-term disability coverage. Although I didn’t start medical leave until November, I was diagnosed 2 weeks prior to the start of the insurance coverage in October. I am stillContinue reading “Pre-Existing Conditions”
Answered Prayers & Praises Found Cancer Support Group – 12/7/2020 Cancer Treatment Deferment >> 0% Student Loans – 12/3/2020 EDD Disability Payments Non-taxable – 12/10/2020 Postmates $250 Gift – 12/9/2020 No side effects so far – 12/31/2020 Recommendations on what to read, watch or learn next?
Being a finance nerd, how else would I spend my time off? Analyzing my healthcare costs with pivot table. Here are the breakdown of costs since my cancer diagnosis Procedure Total Cost Patient Cost Exam & Scan $ 98,359.55 $ 9,514.39 Medications $ 34,032.02 $ 333.28 Dr Visit $ 2.917.61 $ 1546.07 Bloodwork $ 641.91Continue reading “Healthcare Costs”
This is what my advent calendar looks like this year. Advent calendars typically count the days to Christmas and I’m counting down the first month of treatment. As I think about Advent, the season of waiting and hoping for the coming of Christ, it parallels my life right now. We hope because we know thatContinue reading “Advent 2020”
2020 has been an emotional year for all and my life especially the past few months have been filled with uncertainty and turmoil. When I reflect back upon this year, there are many things to praise and many things to grieve. 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new everyContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2020”
Crazy Rich Asians show something so simply, yet iconic and identifiable for all so many Asians – folding dumplings. One of the first things I’ve done during my leave is make dumplings with my mom. There’s a reason all Asian cultures fold these little guys – it’s culture, history and therapy all in one. There’sContinue reading “Asian Therapy”
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