Tracie Cone has always been a trailblazer. This award-winning journalist is the former California Newspaper Executive of the Year. She shares a Pulitzer Prize with fellow staff members at the Miami Herald for coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew and has twice been nominated individually. She has focused her writing on helping the underdog and empowering those without a strong voice of their own. Now she takes us on the fight of her life.
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Crazy Cancer Patient Full of Hope

I’m in the car on the way to Stanford for chemotherapy writing this on my new iPad. I’m going to get the same chemotherapy that landed me in the ER, then the hospital. A funny thing happens to a cancer patient after a few days of feeling good and lots of love and support. We start to feel like we can do anything again.

So today I am confident that I will be back on track with my trial, downing the pills that get the Taxatere into my brain, withstanding the pain that makes me want to stop, my body accepting that that’s what we need to do to get this done!

9:30 update. Blood draw, which has taken up to four hours because of my temperamental power port, went off without a hitch. Less than two minutes. A good sign!!
1 pm. Met Dr. Mollick, who is subbing for Dr Carlson for the next couple of months. I had been apprehensive because Dr C is the best. Fears allayed. Dr Mollick is smart, personable and explains things very well. I’m still in good hands.

Only two more chemos after this one! I can do it with your love and support.

3 Responses to “Crazy Cancer Patient Full of Hope”

  • Kathleen:

    Tracie, you are doing great! I am sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. I will also volunteer to hike Half Dome with you too even though I did it once and it about killed me, but for your good health I will do it. But I am secretly hoping “you really will never want to”:)

  • Bryan:

    I feel so blessed to have seen so much of you both over the last few weeks. You will be in my thoughts every day until our physical paths cross again, hopefully very soon. Be strong Tracie, this round will not play out like the last one, I know it won’t.
    Lots of love!

  • Judi:


    You have all our love and support.


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