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Final Week of Immunotherapy: Thoughts for the Future

FINALLY I've had my last infusion of Rituxan. While I generally dislike taking medication, I knew in January that it was time for this treatment again. I won't repeat the story here, but if you're interested in how I became sick and specifically how immunotherapy helps me, just check out the original post. Immunotherapy Week… Continue reading Final Week of Immunotherapy: Thoughts for the Future

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Immunotherapy Week 5: It’s time to learn more about VR

After you face death, it tends to give you a different perspective on life. For me personally, I try to speak a little more kindly, encourage someone daily, and definitely embrace life fully. With virtual reality, it seems that my life has taken the strangest turn possible and still I'm amazed by the circumstances and… Continue reading Immunotherapy Week 5: It’s time to learn more about VR

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Why Schools Need Access to Virtual Reality

Even as we push science and technology in our schools, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results show no change in science scores for twelfth graders from 2009 – 2015. Math scores rose between 1990 – 2003, but they remained relatively steady from 2003 – 2013 and then declined in 2015. While scores can… Continue reading Why Schools Need Access to Virtual Reality

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Immunotherapy Week 4: Emotional VR experiences today…

I'm feeling thoughtful today and I don't want to be here. Logically I know that I'm feeling better because the medicine is helping my immune system to work properly again, but it's frustrating. I dislike waiting for things to happen or missing opportunities. I'm grateful the meds are working, though. The past week has been… Continue reading Immunotherapy Week 4: Emotional VR experiences today…

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Immunotherapy Week 3 – I’m getting my ninja superpowers back!

So that's me in the photo, but obviously not today. This was taken a few months after my last infusion (three years ago). I felt great. Soon after this, I started playing VR and it helped even more. The treatments are working even faster this time and I am incredibly excited because I plan to… Continue reading Immunotherapy Week 3 – I’m getting my ninja superpowers back!

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Immunotherapy Week 2: Using virtual reality to help with treatments

Thanks to everyone who has reached out to provide encouragement while I go through immunotherapy treatments. I have been greatly encouraged by your notes, especially one from a visitor who lost their mother last year to breast cancer. Despite their sorrow, they were inspired by my earlier posts and they're planning to donate Oculus Go… Continue reading Immunotherapy Week 2: Using virtual reality to help with treatments