A Curious Place: Cancer after a Milestone

I come into the realm of survivorship in a curious place: An expert in the lived experience of my illness, but not yet an expert in the geography of long term survivorship. You and me readers, we figured out the first five years together, and now we are cartographers on a more grave mission, to chart the course from years six through ten.

Inside My Head, Now on YouTube

On May 13, 2016, Adam was ordered to a “stat” MRI by his primary care provider. The scan revealed a 71mm primary brain tumor that would be diagnosed as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly and aggressive brain cancer. In this talk Adam shares his journey (so far) with GBM, and he highlights lessons that are …

Coming Together! Inside My Head: Public Talk on March 5, 2017

What Will I Talk About? Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that affects mostly 50 and 60 year olds; though the disease is not restricted by age. High grade gliomas are present in all ages, from children to young adults, 30-somethings like me, and those decades older than I am. I started a journal the …

Our Cells; Our Bodies

Introduction: Biology, Bodies, and Minds I framed Glioblastology with an insight from the 20th century¬†French existentialist Maurice Mearleau-Ponty, grounding our mental and emotional states in our bodies and biology. The identification of our “self” with our bodies shapes¬†the framework through which I share content with you. It is our bodies, broken and dependent on others, …