I was first diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer 4 years ago. I was scheduled to fly around the world on a business trip, to work with friends in a few countries. Obviously, I had to cancel the trip. Despite my desire to keep the diagnosis and dire prognosis (weeks to months) quiet, I knew everyone would want to reschedule. So I was compelled to send an email explaining my situation. The response led to advice that saved my life: ask for help and immediately seek a second opinion from the best oncologist you can find. That email led to a stream of update emails. These missives have evolved from clinical updates to becoming more philosophical and spiritual. They, plus excerpts from my journal, have been collected into a memoir entitled Sometimes God Throws a Brick that can be downloaded free of charge from my website jamesdlewis.com. Another document, Cancer Treatment Advice, is also available for downloading or it may be viewed below.
This blog will feature my update emails. If you wish to receive the emails directly, please email me at email@example.com