Life with Lindy

Life with Lindy

Live life alongside a 40 year old cancer-surviving, morning news-anchoring boy mom. Lindy Thackston was getting up at 2 a.m. every day to anchor the news and chasing a 4-year-old when she was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer during the pandemic. In short, easy to listen to podcasts, she details her days and shares her life behind the camera in hopes of giving more people a fighting chance.

Episodes

May 12, 2021 6 min

Lindy and her husband Chris talk about what not to say to a cancer patient and what you could say instead. They also tell a "random story of the day." 

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Lindy answers five common listener questions and her son Lachlan makes an appearance. Find out about her current diet, if acupuncture hurts, if she's trembling on the inside, her favorite racing announcer story and when she'll return to anchoring the morning show. 

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April 28, 2021 8 min

Lindy has her husband Chris on again, but he overshares and might lose his standing invite! They start by answering a common listener question about gift ideas that are actually useful for cancer patients and their caregivers, and then detail some of the more interesting ER trips from the summer. 

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April 20, 2021 7 min

Lindy takes a break from the cancer story timeline to talk about the current breaking news: an early chemo bell ringing followed by emergency gall bladder removal surgery. Lindy explains why she stopped chemotherapy two rounds early and why she had her gall bladder removed two days later. Lindy was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer in May 2020 during the pandemic.

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April 6, 2021 15 min

Lindy's husband Chris joins the podcast to revisit how the treatment plan went off the rails and reveal what happened during Lindy's three-week memory loss. After being diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer May 6, 2020, the original treatment plan was six weeks of daily radiation and chemotherapy pills, surgery to remove the tumor and lymph nodes, and then 12 rounds of cleanup chemotherapy. Lindy just finished round ...

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March 30, 2021 5 min

Lindy just found out her colorectal cancer tumor is stage 3 and now her medical team has come up with a treatment plan. In Life with Lindy Episode Three, she details the Xeloda chemotherapy, radiation and surgery plan and how long she made it before the plan derailed. Lindy also touches on her genetic testing and results. Be sure to catch Episodes One and Two for more on her symptoms and colonoscopy.

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March 19, 2021 5 min

Lindy details the day of her colonoscopy, how she overheard she had a tumor and what the first few days of accepting her cancer diagnosis were like. For months leading up to this day, doctors assumed she had colitis. Her colonoscopy was postponed three times due to Covid. For more on her symptoms, listen to Episode One!

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March 18, 2021 4 min

Lindy describes her symptoms leading to her colonoscopy and colorectal cancer diagnosis during the pandemic. Every doctor thought it was colitis. In less than five minutes, hear what you should look for in yourself or those you love to catch it early and have a fighting chance. Colorectal cancer screenings have dropped 90% during the pandemic.

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