Welcome! This videoblog has been developed to house links to all my videos related to my journey as a cancer patient—from diagnosis on. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment.
October 5, 2014
Davids cancer continues to grow and he has now enrolled into Hospice. His symptoms, while multiplying, are being managed so he is comfortable and able to continue his goal of living until the end and making life exciting.
David welcomes you to his favorite place in the world, Rocky Mountain National Park. He shares an update on his condition, his thoughts about the decisions along the way, and his vision for his final resting place. Come enjoy the beauty and respite of Davids special place! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynr5jJqU-sM
This is a video taped presentation given to the MU Medical School and Columbia community last week. A crowd of 250 professionals and citizens shared in this special experience and we are happy to share it with you. Longer than our normal videos but we hope it is useful information. Watch for a special appearance from Oliver Tappanna our six month old grandson! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBqrcMDDcHg.
Debbie shares her thoughts and experiences as she has cared for David. Presence, preparation, patience, and persistence can go a long way toward helping someone take care of their friends or family. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-akvJpwLdSs
In this video David shares his decision not to pursue treatment for his cancer and to instead focus on making memories with his family. He reviews the many bucket list items he has been blessed to accomplish since finishing his final chemotherapy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26lCyPi2uW8
David and Debbie shared their story in a Plenary Session with 2500 hospice and palliative care professionals at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy has graciously shared the audio recording of this very special presentation. We hope in sharing it we motivate others to request Palliative Care and inspire those who work so hard at delivering it to continue with this special mission. We alternate giving the patient and caregiver experience and strategies for handling this journey. Its a hour long but we believe worth sharing with you!youtu.be/nnv7upIRAPA
David and Debbie provide 5 questions to ask your physician after receiving your cancer diagnosis, but before choosing to receive treatment. They encourage you to print the questions below and take them with you to your physician as you discuss options for your care.