Joe Schill - Survivor of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
1 hr 57 min

Joe is an archivist at the Corning Museum of Glass and he lives in Ithaca, NY with his wife, his two kids, and their dog Hamilton. Joe has been cancer-free for five years.

  • 00:00:00 How the cancer was discovered
  • 00:05:40 The physical discomfort of a tumor
  • 00:09:20 Informing friends
  • 00:20:40 Only one leg
  • 00:25:30 Accountability Partners
  • 00:33:15 Connecting with fellow survivors
  • 00:34:30 Standing infection & open wound
  • 00:36:25 Infected titanium rod
  • 00:47:44 Recovery from anesthesia
  • 00:50:50 Whether or not to keep the leg
  • 00:58:00 Immobility
  • 01:03:07 Radiation & chemo
  • 01:08:05 Aggressive surgery
  • 01:12:00 Two months of radiation
  • 01:18:30 Ask more questions
  • 01:24:20 Prosthetics or second surgery
  • 01:32:25 Creating stability
  • 01:36:00 There’s no single approach
  • 01:39:40 Life after treatment
  • 01:41:48 Chronic pain
  • 01:48:36 Post-treatment checkups

- recorded 2/14/2020

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