Here is a photo of the Huntsman Cancer Institute for those of you who have not had the pleasure of eating at The Point - the fun place to be at the Institute - come join us for lunch some day.
We want you to meet some of Steve's new friends at the Huntsman. They have all been great to work with. Dr. Maurizio Zangari is Italian and such an interesting man - he comes into the room he takes your hand places his hands under and over your hand and flashes a warm smile. When he leaves the room he again caresses your hand and does a little bow. Really can't he be in charge of teaching a few doctors we have met how to be people!
Here is Katrina Royall R.N.- the ultimate warm, always pleasant, patient nurse. She answers a million questions and works very hard to make this ridiculously scary time bearable. Nurses are the front line that make such a huge difference - no bias on my part of course.
Andrea Noordewier, P.A. As it turns out we see Andrea more often than anyone in the clinic right now. She has been a delight and is relatively new to her profession and the Huntsman. Receiving her P.A. from George Washington University in Washington DC endeared her to us right away. Even though she is a greenie we like her spunk and willingness to ferret out answers to our never ending questions.
My name is Stephen Tanner. I am a sixty one year old male with Multiple
Myeloma, and even though my disease is the reason for this blog site, it by no means defines who I am.
Who am I?
I am husband to Lynn, my eternal companion and best friend for the last 41 years.
I am the father of two daughters, Jennifer and Kelly, grandfather of nine and father-in-law to two wonderful men who had the good sense to marry my daughters.
I am a Child of God.
I am a product of my western pioneer heritage.
I am one of ten children.
I am an ex U. S. Air Force pilot.
I love my country.
When I was young I dreamed of being a professional baseball player. However, as a teenager I realized that wasn’t going to be, minor problems with strength, speed and coordination.
I have faith in God and trust him to guide my life. I believe there is a purpose in all of our trials even though it is not always obvious to us at the time.
My family is the greatest joy in my life.
I am a Program Manager for a company that designs and builds computer generated visual systems for flight simulators. I love it and the people I work with, but it is what I do, not who I am.