It’s that time of the year, the 2010’s are history and this year we’re looking into a new decade. As the clock steadily slides towards the end of ’19, we get an opportunity to reflect on last year and simultaneously look ahead and set our intentions for the time to come. Even though we can do this at any given moment of any day, for me this has been a yearly ritual. And this year is special, because in addition to the year, we get a chance to look ahead into the entire 2020’s. …

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Taptalk interface

The time has come for us to say goodbye to Tapstack. Apps like Tapstack are very hard to get off the ground and although we tried very hard, unfortunately we haven’t been able to build a sustainable business around it. However, we have had an incredible journey, and I know from all the user’s stories over the years that we’ve helped people feel closer and more connected – and that has always been our goal. If you’re curious why we built and love the app, please continue reading below. We’re shutting down the Tapstack service the 15th of November.

If you are a Tapstack user you can download all your saved taps here till the 1st of December: https://download.tapstack.com. (And for those who’re interested, we’ve included the meta-data too, so it’s technically possible to build a viewing experience around the saved…

Although I’m writing this for anyone interested in the topic above, I’m also writing this in the context of a side-effect from a chemo-therapy. After being on a medication for a while to slow down tumor growth, I got to experience the so-called “chemo-brain”, a common side effect for patients that receive a therapy like this. 12 months in, I derived some behavioral practices I use personally – on- or off therapy. Let me know how you’re dealing with your foggy-brains in the comments below!

What’s going on?

A few years ago I got diagnosed with a genetic disease that causes brain and spinal tumors. I’ve started my own genetic research project, a rare disease research company and I’m now working with the patient- and research community on the next challenges in developing therapies.

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Onno speaking at an sv.ai event

The initial research lead me to try a treatment that’s currently on the market for breast cancer, but we thought might work well on my tumors. So far, the treatment has helped to stabilize the tumor growth.

Dealing with side effects can be challenging, which lead me to think about how to deal with them. In this article, I’m going to go through a few strategies for dealing with a “foggy” brain. …

Onno Faber

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