On their fifth wedding anniversary Jeff Block’s wife Debbie was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a stage 3 brain cancer which she continues to live with today—15 years after being diagnosed.  In this episode, Jeff talks about managing his wife’s round-the-clock care, navigating the tangled web of insurance coverage and respite care and writing his book “Nine Years After.”  He also talks about how caregiving has affected him emotionally, his approach to medical bills and the surprising impact of North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill” on his and Debbie’s outings.  Tune in for a candid conversation out of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Jeff’s book: Nine Years After
Learn more about Debbie’s form of cancer: Anaplastic Astrocytoma

Music: “You Um, I’ll Ah” by Doctor Turtle | CC BY | Free Music Archive