Health update 09/26/17

Hey folks Oh yeah, the original purpose of the blog was for health updates for people who might care about such things!  Right, I had a CT scan yesterday, and some might wonder how that went.

Tidal Surge

I’ve certainly shared a bit about the Spring of 2013 when I was first diagnosed with (whisper voice) cancer, but I don’t believe I’ve shared much about the particular life circumstances of that time. A lot changed that April, obviously, but it had particular impact on the relationship that my wife and I had with…

Granola

I learned something this week. I probably shouldn’t eat granola, especially when it contains sunflower seeds or other nuts. But before I get into this, I should say that I was hesitant to provide this update, thinking it may be a bit too personal. But wait. Too personal? The other voice in my head reminds…

Pulp Fiction

A few weeks ago, we had a dinner party at our house, and, as we sat around the table of our pizza garden, one of our friends spoke of a YouTube video (link below) she had seen where a man, Mark Gungor, described the differences between men’s and women’s brains. I laughed as I watched,…

whack-a-mole

We’re back from Nashville, and I figured I should provide an update. I offer humble thanks to those who read these posts and for those who are praying for us. I don’t want to post too often, but if you write a post before the tests, you owe it to those who’ve read to give…

The Color Orange

I always tell people that my happy place is by a river fly-fishing. Often, when I get anxious, stressed out, fearful, I imagine myself standing in shallow water, balancing myself on slick, slimy rocks, casting a fly into a riffle, hoping to see a fish rise. I’ve been on many fishing trips away from my…

Mayonnaise

Greetings folks, I had my first ever massage yesterday. More specifically, it was a therapeutic massage, which, at least in my mind, makes it markedly different from what I expect one gets on a cruise, at a resort, or otherwise at any place referred to as a “spa”.  I have intentionally *not* gotten a massage as a…

Happy 4th, 2017

Greetings folks and Happy 4th of July. I am sitting on the porch, drinking coffee, and enjoying the general feeling of freedom that a national holiday provides. Perhaps in a small way it’s also related to what this particular one is about. I have just finished some time in prayer, and often, as I close…

Celebrating Death?

Yesterday was one of those “I’m not going to let cancer slow me down” kind of days. I’ve been painting my oldest daughter’s bedroom, and I’m realizing that 1) I don’t think I’m very fast and 2) it can wear you out. But I was hell-bent on putting the first coat on her walls yesterday….

Red Carpet

Greetings friends and family, Last night, as the evening came to an end, I asked my oldest daughter if she knew about the expression “rolling out the red carpet.” She didn’t, which surprised me given all the time she spends looking at memes and the like on various social media sites. I had asked her…

Latest Results – 06/05/17

Greetings friends and family, Kim is driving us home from Nashville. We have been occasionally bringing one of our kids along with us so they can get an idea of what we experience on our trips, and this time we brought along our Sam, Samantha, whom I call Summer. Thanks to my dear mother (thanks…

Vesuvius

Greetings folks. I believe it has been almost 5 years since my last business trip. If I had to guess, the last was a trip to beautiful Vancouver in 2012, except that it rained the whole time and I spent most of the trip in the convention center. But, since my battle with the “c” disease…