The Jabs & Knock Out Punches of Cancer Treatment

My battle with cancer requires a two-pronged attack to eradicate the cells that will overwhelm my body if left unchecked.  Yesterday’s post covered the first prong: radiation treatment. Think of those micro-blasts of atomic power as the jab a fighter…

Restored Health Through Superior Fire Power

“Atomic Blast” is a phrase that can take a lot of people to August 6, 1945: the day Enola Gay delivered her deadly payload.  Wanton death and destruction were released on humanity that day. The Japanese people suffered the devastating…

"Why..." Bad or Good ??? To Ask?

“Why did this happen...?” 

Many have asked this question.  The distinction between good and bad question lies in the motive behind the inquiry and the actions taken afterwards:   

“Why are you asking the question and what will you do with…

A Memorial For One Far Too Young!!!

I was out for a morning walk-about around 5:00 in the morning.  The streets were empty; the air was free of garbage truck stench; and the sound of frogs croaking, crickets chirping, and dogs barking drifted throughout the neighborhood.  The…

Planning Cancer Treatment: Part 1

GEEK ALERT!!!! 

Cancer sucks.  I don’t want it, and I do not wish it on anyone else. 

Buuuuuuuuuuuut…………………………………………. 

The technology, science, and art of treating cancer fascinates this closet-geek. 

 

Yesterday was Day 1 of the cancer treatment planning stage. This…

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Wish Dad Were Here... Grateful That Mom Is!!!

Dad was a grumpy old bastard who lived to be 80 years old.  He believed he lived on borrowed time for a lot of years because of ailments he endured throughout his life.  His wife (my stepmom) sent me a…

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Cancer Forced Me to Face My Greatest Liability

Death has visited my family three times the last 10 years. So the fact that all lives will expire is not a big deal.  It is a fact that I just don't lose sleep over. 

Buuuuut….  A cancer diagnosis can…

Why Write About Surviving with Cancer???

There are two main reasons... 

The first may seem obvious: to document the journey of surviving cancer: including the prep work, the planning stage, the treatments, and the recovery from the whole ordeal.  Writing affords the introvert in me to…

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The Challenge of the 365 Day Challenge!!!

I am on a 365-day challenge.  The goal is to work on rhythmic patterns with my hands and feet for 365 straight days: a minimum of 1 hour a day working the hands, and another hour working the feet.  That…

Pay Attention to the Indicators

Oranges can be the same size as a baseball or softball.  The mass the doctor pulled out of my neck was around the same size as a baseball or softball.  Ponder that for a moment. I knew about the mass…

The Dental Work Is Done!!!!

 

I have yet to meet one person who loves going to the dentist.  I certainly am not one of them. Perhaps that is why I had not gone in ten years.  Literally… the last time I crossed the path of…

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Prayer.... What Do You Think?!?!?!

Prayer is a topic of conversation among those who believe in God and those who do not.  It has been one of the topics that confuses me the most about Christianity. Without going all theological here,  I'll share what I…