Posts Tagged ‘Captain Quinn’


It aint broke, but definitely fix it

Photo of Dr. John G. KennedyIf you’ve been following Ciao, Cancer! over the last few days, you know that 1) I spent some time kayaking and hanging out with my family last week on Orcas Island; 2) while I was there, broke my foot; 3) asked people for help (which I don’t normally do); and 4) got some exercise ideas from Captain Quinn to discuss in my then-forthcoming appointment with my orthopedist. I saw Dr. John Kennedy at the Hospital for Special Surgery yesterday afternoon, learned that I’d previously¬†been misdiagnosed (with potentially significant consequences), and went home in an aircast.


Captain Quinn to the rescue

In yesterday’s post, “Ask and ye shall receive. Really.“, I talked about the importance of reaching out for help, particularly in the health arena. I injured my foot a few months ago and found out last week that I’d actually managed to break it. I wanted to know whom to see–a top-notch orthopedist as old breaks can be problematic–and how to stay in shape if I were to have to withdraw from my fitness class. My normal approach would be DIY: conducting online research to find the doctor and learn about my fitness options. But this time was different. I sent emails and called people who I thought might be able to help me. All responded, one of whom was Jon Quinn, the head of Captain Quinn’s Fitness Boot Camp.