The complicated answer to “How long do I have to live?”

Physicians say that once a patient hears the word “cancer”, their brain shuts down and they don’t hear anything else. To be fair to the patients, understanding survival statistics isn’t always simple. Let’s take just one example: The three-year survival rate is different from the third-year survival rate.¬† If you have been told that the…

Make the best of a bad situation, but only temporarily

It is unnecessarily cold at 6 a.m. in Minneapolis in the middle of February, just in case you were wondering. If you know me at all, you know that two of the things I hate most in this world are getting up early and cold weather. Despite that, I’m pretty satisfied this morning. I have…