The Chemo Chronicles. Chapter II Now that I'm done with my last session of chemotherapy and I'm currently working through the last of the side effects from bag 6, there are a number of people that I need to thank for helping me get through what ended up being one of the biggest challenges of…Read more Thank you
There is one good thing about cancer...it doesn’t kill you all at once. It lets you breathe, it lets you think. It lets you remember, it lets you re-live. It lets you say I love you. It lets you say you’re sorry. It teaches you how to understand, It teaches you what’s important. It teaches…Read more Let it Teach
I am currently sitting in a small coffee house in the Fremont section of Seattle, looking out at a cool rainy day. Since I arrived the days have been sunny and in the fifties, which the locals tell me is unusual for this time of year, but today, Seattle has reverted to form, and has…Read more Bucket List Moments
Growing up here in the great state of Michigan and residing my entire life in the upper Midwest has taught me a few things about driving in the winter. Some of these things are going to sound kind of obvious, but, sometimes the most obvious things can still be a challenge, especially after going months…Read more Black Ice Moments
A Slow Turn into the Sun Surgery, Radiation, Pills and chemotherapy. Pain, Depression, Hot flashes and incontinence. Weight gain, Muscle loss, Weakness and exhaustion. Wrecked finances, No savings, Co-pays and unpaid hospital bills. Loss of hair, Loss of dignity, Loss of myself. Chasing life, Cheating death, Delaying the inevitable. Loving life, Loving friends, Loving my…Read more A Slow Turn into the Sun
2 a.m. thoughts from a man with chronic cancer. Heaven. What is it? As a lifelong church goer, I've heard all the stories of what it's supposed to look like. Streets of gold. Mansions everywhere. No pain. No strife. Just eternal sunshine in a spotless mind. But is that it? Is that where we end…Read more Heaven Can Wait?
With the one year anniversary come and gone of my most viewed post, No Mas, which you can go back and read here, and considering what I've been going through the last few months with chemo, I thought this would be a good time to look back and revisit my decision to stop treatment. I've…Read more No Mas…Part 2