Category Archives: Life of Brian

Elaine Update – Feb 09, 2014

On Thursday Elaine had the first infusion of her next, 3rd major course of chemotherapy, a powerful combination of Avastin, Gemcitabine and Carboplatin that will be administered over the next 4.5 months. It was her 30th infusion of Avastin, a … Continue reading

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Truth at the End of Life

Elaine Waples Posted 3/5/13 on TEDMED Most of us have spent some time thinking about our own deaths. We do it with a sense of dreadful curiosity, but then we push it aside with “well, we’ve all got to go sometime.” Unlike … Continue reading

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Respite

Unless the spirit moves me over the coming week, I probably won’t update Care & Cost until I return on January 3rd. My family will be in Islamorada, a small village halfway down the Florida Keys. Here’s the view out … Continue reading

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An Anniversary

Brian Klepper Last December 1, when I launched Care & Cost, the goal was to develop and maintain a quality daily health care magazine for professionals that would reflect the vastness of health care’s reach and complexity, but that also … Continue reading

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Seeking What’s Possible

A little more than 13 months ago, my wonderful wife Elaine was diagnosed with stage 3c primary peritoneal (ovarian) cancer. So the last year has been filled with the ravages of chemo-therapy and all the miseries that attend it. A … Continue reading

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A Red Tide Bloom

A bloom of Red Tide suddenly changed the quality of life in my small beachside community. Everyone in my Northeast Florida beachside neighborhood has been coughing as soon as they step outside. The mailman wears a breathing mask. People with … Continue reading

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