Sunday, November 19, 2017

Movember well under way

It's that time of year when men grow a Mo to help raise awareness around men's health. This year I'm leading the Splunk Mo team and it's been great. I decided to go with a 'smile style', check it out....

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Just left my Oncologist's office, dancing down the hallway. my PSA is at 0.46.....still low. It's awesome news and I can hear my mom saying "yes!, that's great news" just like she always did when I told her about my test results. Great day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

15 President's Club a 15th surgery

Yup, when my surgeon did my twiste bowel surgery in Nov, 2015, she said "do you know you have a hernia?" Well, it's time to get it fixed. BUT, THERE'S a twist. Due to all my abdominal surgeries, my stomach muscles are separated at 10cm. Surgery scheduled for September 19th.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Managing the waves

Wow, just got hit with a big wave of emotion, boom! The thought arrives, then the tears flow. Really miss mom, my brother and my aunt.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Cancer sucks

I went to visit my dad last week to help him adjust life without mom. While in Wisconsin I visited my brother who is battling aggressive melanoma. He's struggling with a lot of pain, he walks with a cane, can't work and the doctors are trying to find the right combination of drugs. I also learned that my dad's sister is battling breast cancer and I just received a call from my cousin, Aunt Gerry passed away either last night or early this morning. Cancer sucks, enough already

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Clean bill of health

Two great appointments over the past week. Last week - met with my oncologist, PSA is 0.28, cancer is still in remission! Next appointment in 3 months 😀 This week, met with my surgeon for an annual checkup Blood counts are great, kidneys and pouch look great, two thumbs up! Woo Hoo!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A chronicle of events

1/9/14 - surgery, upper right colon pouch, urinary diversion - 9 days in the hospital at Duke, wife was apathetic 11/14 - caught my wife at the time, cheating on me 12/27/14 - I moved out 1/07 - present Ex continues to throw me under the bus, dad gets blamed for everything. 11/15 - surgery, twisted bowel, 17 days in the hospital. Ex-wife goes to my apartment to help me with getting some clean clothes. Ex-wife steals. $250 gift card and steals a ring that was mine 5/26/16 - separation agreement signed 6/16/16 - Father's Day- ex-wife hangs me up in jail, stranded after an aggressive pissed off junior cop (Long story) 8/5/16 - divorce is final 5/1/17 - I make the 12th mortgage payment, last of my obligation 6/21/17 - house has been listed since 3/15/17, priced $20k+ too high, after 3+ months no offers. Over priced The saga continues