Cancer With Craig
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S01E18 - Season 1 Finale
After 18 episodes we are happy to say that Craig is feeling so well we feel it is appropriate to put the podcast on hold for now. We are so grateful to all of the people who have listened and we hope that whatever your situation that you found some comfort or use in these recordings. Thank you all! And hopefully there will never be a reason for a season 2.
S01E17 - Procrastination
"Procrastination is my sin, it brings me constant sorrow. I really shouldn't practice it, I think I'll stop tomorrow." In this episode of the podcast Kirk and Craig talk about why it is that we put things off, even when we know they are important to our projects and our health.
S01E16 - Pivot
In business and in life sometimes you need to pivot. When circumstances change, when your old plans stop working, you need to be able to change up your strategy and find a new path. In this episode Craig and Kirk talk about what it means to pivot when your health is challenged and how that can affect every aspect of your life.
S01E15 - Blinders
When it comes to projects or dealing with cancer, it can be tempting to ignore big problems that are looming in the distance. But if you want to succeed it is important not to put on blinders and to let yourself deal with the big challenges as they come. Kirk and Craig talk about Craig's initial misdiagnosis and what that has meant for his treatment.
S01E14 - Personal History
Craig has been working with an author to capture his personal history and he talks about what he is learning from doing that. He also talks about his experience helping his son move houses and a motorcycle adventure!
S01E12 - Perseverance
After his good news of last episode, Craig gets a reminder that cancer, like most projects, takes a lot of patients and living through successes and setbacks.
S01E11 - Remission!
It's about time for some good news! Craig gets to hear the one word all cancer patients are waiting to hear: Remission! But like all things when it comes to cancer treatment, even the good news is not without its complications.
S01E10 The Biopsy Results
In this episode, Craig talks about getting the results back from a bone marrow biopsy. He talks about how he is dealing with the results and what the experience of going through these procedures is like
S01E08 - What Do I Say?
If you've ever found out someone had a serious illness and suddenly not known what to say, don't worry. You are not alone. In this episode of the podcast Craig and Kirk talk about some of the ways that people have reached out that have been the most helpful and meaningful for Craig during his treatments.
S01E05 - Setbacks
Just when everything seems to be going well is often when the setbacks come. Craig experiences this week when he gets two pieces of bad news from the doctors. We hope you enjoy this episode and remember, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel!
S01E04 - Time Management When You Have Too Much Time
Craig is home from the hospital and is getting used to having a lot of time and nowhere to go. How do you fill the days when you aren't allowed to leave or even see very many people? In this episode, Craig talks about how he is handling his new found free time, how he deals with anxiety and what technologies he uses to help organize his post stem cell treatment life.
S01E03 - Home Again!
Craig returns home from the hospital and begins to deal with his recuperation period.
S01E02 - The Stem Cell Transplant
Recorded in Jacobs Medical Center at UCSD. In this episode Craig talks about his experience with stem cell replacement therapy and what the recovery was like. He also talks about his new hair do.
S01E01 - The First 9 Months
In 2016 Craig Faulkner was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a type of blood cancer that, once rare, has a growing number of incidents. In this first podcast he summarizes the first 9 months of his illness and tells others what to expect if they too receive a diagnosis.