Celebrating the recent test results with one of our American healthcare heroes.

If there was an award nomination for the “Most Chronic Procrastinator,” I would definitely be in the top three of those nominated, because I’m very good at ‘kicking the can down the road’, so to speak, when it comes to delaying something.

On July 28 (yep, nearly a month ago), my oncologist gave Teresa and I the PET/CT scan results of the last cancerous tumor near my bladder. Despite the high cancer cell activity – intense hypermetabolism cluster – in the tumor, the recent radiation treatment reduced the malignant mass by about 1 centimeter, and more importantly has kept it from invading other tissues or organ parts. In my humble opinion, this is quite significant, since the tumor is in fact embedded in part of my lymphatic system. In a layman’s example: we’ve done a darn good job of keeping the tires of a running car that is parked on the highway.

So now, I have another three months of freedom from treatment and tests. The next PET/CT scan that I will have to undergo is scheduled in October. Until then, I am going to capitalize on all this restored energy and focus on personal and professional goals.

Be safe. Be well. Be strong.



My community co-lead, Julie Broadway and I, presented a care package to one of our program associates, Treva S. She is currently battling breast cancer. Both Julie and Treva support my job service program, Federal Career Connection. Learn more about us at




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