No Retreat, But Surrender?

One would never know to look at me now that, from 1992 through 2004, in a gym that I set up in a large...

The View from Down Here

Around the first of April of this year, I began using a wheelchair when I leave the apartment. This was an inevitability that I...

Friendship & Long-Term Surviving

Voice & Dance Lessons We should remember to celebrate friends helping friends by Hank Trout Friends have brought to my attention that my For the Long Run...

Asking for Much-Needed Help Is Difficult—Do It Anyway!

Help! I Need Somebody! Asking for Much-Needed Help Is Difficult by Hank Trout When my father died in 2010, I didn’t raid his house and confiscate everything...

Guilt-Free Memories

In May 2016, I met photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover when they exhibited at a dinner hosted by Project Open Hand in celebration...

Meet Tommy, My Tumor

Meet Tommy, My Tumor When you are a long-term survivor, it's always one thing after another by Hank Trout Sickness will surely take the mind Where minds can’t...

Protecting Our Own Against Elder Abuse

Protecting Our Own We are our first, last, best defense against abuse by Hank Trout At a recent Saturday morning coffee, I spoke at length with artist/photographer...

Pride In Spite of It All

For the first time in the thirty-eight years since I moved to San Francisco in 1980, I didn’t attend the Pride Parade and Celebration...

I Didn’t Become a Long-Term Survivor by Keeping My Mouth Shut!

I Am My Own Best Advocate Never hesitate to challenge your doctors—you know your body best! by Hank Trout A couple days before Thanksgiving 2016, I woke...

Revisit the Past—Just Don’t Wallow in It

Revisit the Past Just Don't Wallow in It by Hank Trout As I sat in the sun in my wheelchair earlier, plotting what I was going to...

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