THE STAGES PODCAST
Stages Podcast Episode 22: Update on Pete and Time Away from Podcast
In this episode, Pete tells about a turn in his treatment for the worse and how it affected him differently than previous treatments. This led to a serious need for rest and recovery and forced him to take a break from posting. If you're a cancer fighter or caregiver for a cancer fighter, this episode will help you see the big picture of the journey that you're on.
Stages Podcast Episode 21: 4 Things that Helped Me Navigate my Cancer Journey
In this episode, Pete shares 4 things that have helped him navigate this journey. He, then, follows those things with a question for all of us: Do we judge a person's strength or level of faith by their ability to be positive? Then, what do we mean when we say we desire authenticity?
Stages Podcast Episode 20: Thor: Love and Thunder & Cancer Fighters (Part 1)
Should we be so sensitive? Just because something triggers a memory of my traumatic journey, is that bad? Or, as a fighter, can I face that fear? And, if I let it, can that actually be healthy for me? Some folks have claimed that Thor: Love and Thunder should have come with warnings because of graphic cancer treatment scenes. As a cancer fighter in the thick of it, I disagree. In Part 1, I am going to get honest with you about things like confirmation bias when you fight cancer. I'm going to remind us all about judgment, ascribing motives, and more. I am also going to share how I think the movie has the potential of doing a lot of good. Listen to Part 1, where I give you my perspective prior to seeing Thor: Love and Thunder. Then, tune in again for Part 2, where I will give you my fresh perspective after just having seen the movie to see if I've changed my mind and perspective.
Stages Podcast Episode 19: Cancer Fighting and Summer Vacation
Can I take a trip for vacation when I have cancer? How can you go camping while fighting cancer? Should you go on an excursion when you're in the midst of a cancer fight? Pete discusses these questions from his usual "journey" perspective. He tells you mistakes he's made and successes while on his cancer fighting journey. Stages always want to push you, the cancer fighter, to not allow cancer to take over your life. You can choose how much weight cancer has in your life and to a great extent limit its shadow.
Stages Podcast Episode 18: True Crime Drama and Cancer
In this Episode of Stages Podcast, Pete shares how he was inspired by a True Crime Drama that he and his wife have been watching on Hulu called Under the Banner of Heaven. He was inspired to dig deeper and ask some hard hitting questions of himself. Am I still truly FIGHTING cancer or am I coping? Have I allowed myself to give up ground to cancer by growing complacent and settling into a routine? Can I hold myself accountable daily to several questions that determine if I am still in the fight? Am I fighting to truly LIVE?
What Happens When Cancer Comes Back?
What happens when you were convinced that cancer was in your rearview mirror and it comes back aggressively? What would be your response? Anger? Desperation? Hope? Listen to Shara and Pete as they tell their personal response to that very thing. As always, Shara will tell her beautiful perspective as a Caregiver and Pete his perspective as a Cancer Fighter. Both of them know it is a fight that they're in: A Fight for Hope!
Cancer and The Lingering Feeling
What can you do when cancer lingers? What can you do when you just can't shake "that feeling." ever? There's a part of cancer that is a cloud that can hang over you. You never feel quite done with it. Cancer lingers. Listen to Pete as he tells his experience with this and the daily practice he takes to deal with it.