Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fertility Preservation and Cancer

It looks like I have gone from an extremely big to an extremely small opponent as I was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago now - and my encounter with the sperm whale leading to my sinking in the middle of the Pacific was just a few months before that.

My cancer grew so attached to her reproductive tract that it decided to keep it as a souvenir. As I had not planned on being a tourist ground for cancer and menopausal at 32, I sought help to preserve my fertility. This affected me so much that she worked with top physicians in the field to make a documentary to raise public awareness of these solutions. Fertility preservation options are little known to patients and physicians alike and many patients embark on irreversible sterilizing therapies before exploring options.

You can see the short video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFGg3yyDNYs

I now count on the frosted Mini-Nats to keep her spirits up! If she can dodge an 80-ton mammal, what's with a bunch of microscopic malignant cells! You can read about Nat's story and make a donation to sarcoma research at stories.beatsarcoma.org.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Hello hello hello -

We have launched the BeatSarcoma website - looks all shiny at www.beatsarcoma.org. Feel free to pass this around of course.
There are links to a summary of the Alien story as well as the Pacific Cup blog. The full Alien blog is not public (or at least not yet, debating whether it should ever become public or not) but like I said, I will be happy to send you an invite if you e-mail me.

Friends and family members have volunteered to translate the site into French so there are even a few pages in the language of Moliere. Hopefully, I'll be able to add some Spanish, Chinese, etc...ones too! One advantage of having gone to INSEAD...

Oh - and for anyone curious about who is behind this blog, you can find pictures on the site!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Update on fight against cancer

This is a repeat post from the Alien blog.

"Hi everyone -Sorry for the delay in posting an update. I am actually maintaining a private blog and it took up a lot of my time. I am still in treatment and still chatting with a bunch of doctors, fighting off the nasty Alien but I have some news. I also founded a non-profit to help with sarcoma research since it currently gets less than 1% of funds available for cancer research. Still very early stages but it looks promising!

I may not be able to update this blog regularly. I am tired from the treatment which annoys me greatly, trying to do some work and setting things up with the non profit - in addition to some sailing and maintaining the private blog.

I will post an update once the non-profit is ready for prime time."

Meanwhile, if you are interested in finding out more about the Alien story, please email me and we should be able to get you an invite to the private Alien blog.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I keep receiving a lot of emails asking me to keep blogging...So there you are! Talk to you soon!

My email address is still valid!