Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Friday, October 12, 2007

Musings at the Philadelphia Airport

This weekend I am attending the CCA (Colon Cancer Alliance) Conference in Baltimore. I’ve never been there before and would love to do some exploring, but I have been inundated with schoolwork. I have a phenominal amount of reading that I need to get done by the time that I get back to LA on Sunday night. Thus I will be spending my free time this weekend with my nose stuck in a book or working on the two papers that I have due in the next two weeks.

I am very excited about the conference though. You can read about it on the CCA website ( I’m hoping that the presentation will be very informative and I’m looking forward to meeting more survivors and connecting with a few of the people I met last spring in DC. I will try to write daily updates – I think I have free internet access at the hotel.

I also found out that there is a Caribou Coffee just a couple of blocks from the hotel. I’m psyched to get my Caribou fix – I loved them in Minnesota, but they haven’t moved into the LA market yet.

So I’ve been focusing on school for the last few weeks. It a lot of work, but I’m really enjoying the classes. We’ve had some fascinating lectures. The other students in the program are nice and friendly. I’m just hoping that I’ll be able to stop chemo soon because it’s hard to do both. I’m amazed that people are able to work and go through chemo at the same time.

I’m writing this from the airport in Philadelphia. I had a two hour layover before my short (less than an hour) flight to Baltimore, but we all know what kind of luck I have with flights. Instead of getting in just before midnight, I’ll be lucky if I get in by 2am. Fun. I love quality airport time.

I should get back to reading The Logic of Congressional Action. It’s not going to read itself and I have to read most of the book by Monday… and that’s a little less than half of the reading for Monday – for one course. I’m taking three.


  • At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Wendy said…

    HI Christine,
    I too was at the CCA conference...I would have loved to have met you as I have followed your blog for awhile now.

    Hope you enjoyed the conference and travelled safe!

  • At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was there too. Didn't get a chance to say hi but keep up the great work!


  • At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Splendid Baker said…

    Came across your website while surfing. Glad to hear someone else say that colon cancer sucks ass! Going through chemo now after being diagnosed on 9/11 and have no clue how this will go. I am a member of CCA and have been doing a lot of research on colon cancer as this hit me like a brick.
    Enjoyed your site. I am sure you will do well:)

  • At 8:42 AM, Blogger One Mother with Cancer said…

    Hope everything is going well...

  • At 12:57 AM, Blogger michelle1133 said…


    I remember watching Rags to Riches and playing endless Monopoly games. I've been trying to find you and was sorry to find you under this heading.
    Please write me at

    My best to you, your mom (best fudge ever), your dad, and your brother.
    I couldn't find a contact address because I'm lame on the computer. I stink out loud, really.


  • At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow its been a while since your last update. I hope everything is well with you.
    Take care

  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger taralynn819 said…

    hey there...I'd like to link you to my blogroll. My dad was just diagnosed with severe colon cancer...and liver cancer. See blog.


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