#023 – From Caregiver, to Surviving Cancer, to Patient Support Advocate Part 2 – Joe Bullock
September 2, 2022
About This Episode:
Cancer Patient Advocate Joe Bullock returns for the second installment of his interview with the Our Cancer Journey Podcast with Bruce Watkins. This episode picks up from where Part-1 of our interview with Joe left off ( #009 – From Caregiver to Surviving Cancer, to Patient Support Advocate Part 1 – Joe Bullock ).
In this episode, Joe and Bruce discuss the challenges of being a caregiver for an estranged parent, how Joe overcame those barriers to provide meaningful support to his father, and how Joe found forgiveness and strength in his heart. When cancer arrived in Joe’s life, he use those lessons from being a caregiver to help ensure his relationship with his spouse and his children were as healthy as possible. Joe also shares the challenges he faced as a typical man in dealing with the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis.
Surprisingly, this episode is exceptionally positive, so much so that host Bruce Watkins and Joe laugh almost continuously through the show at the absurdity and irony of many of the situations cancer patients face. The end of the episode introduces Joe’s motivation to get involved with helping others. In an upcoming episode, Joe will return to discuss how he became involved with the Man Up to Cancer patient advocacy support group, and his passion for helping pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Hear Episode #009 – PART-1 of the OCJ Podcast interview with Joe Bullock:
References and Resources mentioned in this Episode:
- Man Up To Cancer – The Howling Place Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/manuptocancer/
- Man Up To Cancer Podcast with Trevor Maxwell: https://manuptocancer.captivate.fm/
- Colontown: https://colontown.org/
- We Have Cancer Podcast with Lee Silverstein: https://wehavecancershow.com/
Episode Host: Bruce Watkins
A Father, Cancer survivor, producer, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, avid traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all.
After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind, and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back.
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