Column, The Movie Diary

Who are you?

By Dom Cioffi Prior to the beginning of August 2016, I knew exactly who I was. I had 50 years on this earth to try things out to see where I fit in. I had settled into life, my job, […]

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Column, The Movie Diary

Getting the good word

By Dom Cioffi Just about seven months ago, an ear, nose and throat specialist slid a tiny camera down my esophagus to investigate a persistent sore throat. Within less than a minute he pulled it out and began the one […]

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Column, The Movie Diary

Lost in La La Land

By Dom Cioffi Back in the late 1950s, Dr. Paul Janssen and his team of scientists at Janssen Pharmaceuticals first started synthesizing a new drug for pain management. The extremely potent, synthetic opioid they developed was known for its rapid […]

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Column, The Movie Diary

Digging in deep

By Dom Cioffi My health itinerary said I was meeting with a counselor of some sort. At this point in the process I do not question the appointments that the Mayo Clinic sets up for me. They have been a […]

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Column, The Movie Diary

It’s go-time

By Dom Cioffi After nearly two months of appointments, tests, consultations, research, traveling, planning and discussions, I am now sitting at the forefront of my cancer treatment. I have relocated to Florida, lined up a remarkable staff of health care […]

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The Movie Diary

Hurdling through life

By Dom Cioffi I suppose the navigation of a cancer diagnosis involves countless hurdles. In that regard, I believe I have successfully traversed a couple early ones. The first hurdle for anyone diagnosed with cancer involves the revelation. There’s no […]

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The Movie Diary

Acting out

By Dom Cioffi In the ensuing weeks since my unexpected cancer diagnosis, I have been adrift in interesting emotions. The first emotion I experienced was shock, which, in hindsight, is a natural and expected response. I don’t think anyone who […]

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