Sock Swag Delivery Day

Yesterday was a good day.  Three of the four oncology places received some fresh Sock Swag.

It is good to go back to the Good Ship Chemo and The Radiation Station.  The nurses and techs are great people and very…


Today Is Sock Swag Delivery Day!!!

We got more Sock Swag to share!!!

Things are different now, and the time to demonstrate commitment is upon us.

It is very easy to give away some Sock Swag when your daily and weekly schedules take you to the…


Turning The Blog’s Attention Towards Sock Swag

I drew a complete blank yesterday… could not come up with something to write about.  I thunk about it a lot and drew a blank each time… I realized there is not much left to write about regarding my time…


Getting Closer To A Normalcy I Miss!!!

The slow, steady recovery is in motion.  This is nice, but I am getting a little impatient.

Over the past two weeks I have reached out to students and am glad to say most of them are returning for drum…


Welcome Back To The Notorious P E G Sessions!!!

Maintaining weight, proper hydration, and medicine intake through the feeding tube is a recurring event each day.  I take up my rightful spot at the feeding station and go through the same routine each time. There is not a lot…


Anyone Talk To You About The Soft Palate?

I remember hearing a lot about the Salivary Glands: the upper ones in the cheeks should not be affected by radiation… but the lower ones will suffer from the micro atomic blasts.  The pros said saliva would get thick and…


Chemotherapy’s Most Notable Side Effect For The Drummer!!!

Radiation treatment crushed this Reluctant Participant in the cancer space.  Virtually all my issues, trials, and tribulations stemmed from the daily microblast of the neck and throat area.  Chemotherapy did not seem to be an issue beyond the first week……


My Case Went A Little Bas-Ackwards!!!

Quick Update First:

Last night at the hospital was a lot of fun.  The night shift crew had a great time searching for the right pair of socks.  The message to them was… HUGE respect and appreciation to all those…


Gonna Share Some Night Shift Sock Swag

You ever work the night shifts, also known as swing shift and grave on the flight line?  It is the best time to work in a 24 hour operation. All the parents are gone, there are one or two supervisor…


Even Amidst Cancer’s Suck, You Can Find People That Suck!!!

We reluctant participants talk while sitting around during chemotherapy, waiting in lobbies, or cuing up to have blood drawn.  We feel like rats in the same sinking ship, and talking is the one way we unite to survive. We compare…


The Real Recovery Has Already Begun

I can eat and drink the old school way!!!

I ate some oatmeal yesterday and the day before... from a bowl... ... WITH A SPOON!  I had Bean with Bacon soup and juice earlier this morning. My goal is to…