The Turning of Tables

Well, that didn’t work. As I’ve written previously, I took part in a phase 1 clinical trial at the drug development unit at Sarah Cannon Research Institute. We began on Nov 30, and I was essentially a human guinea pig for several weeks. In fact, we had to travel to Nashville for 6 straight weeks,…

Sunday at Home

How long has it been since I’ve posted? It seems like forever, though it has only been a few weeks. Well, a lot has happened the part few weeks – I’ve been pretty sick, and I haven’t been in the mood to share. Frankly, right now I’m so tired of fighting cancer that I’ve really…

Cycle 1, Week 3

Hey folks. I hope you all are well and are either getting some rest and good family time or are at least looking forward to it. I think our family reflects the latter; we’re hoping for some good down time. Cooper, he doesn’t know it yet, but I bought him a new chew toy so…

Cycle 1, Day 8

Dear friends and family, I hope you are staying dry and warm and are having a smooth start to the holiday season. Kim and I are in the car again, heading to Nashville for the third visit to a clinic to be treated as a human guinea pig. It has been a week since our…

Cycle 1: Days 1-4

Greetings folks Well, I’m finally going to start a new treatment. There were a few hitches (as usual), but Kim and I are on our way to Nashville for a long weekend to begin the new trial. The first day will be 12 hours, and then I have to come in on Saturday and Monday….

The Prophetess of Waffle House

Happy weekend friends and family. This post is just a small story. Some may recall a post that I wrote back in January of last year called Mustard (Mustard Post). In it I tell the story of a waitress, Ms V, at our local Waffle House on 441 in Watkinsville, when she gave me an…

Encouraging news

Hey folks It was a long day, but it wound up very encouraging.

Dust and Gold

Hey folks, Kim and I are headed to Nashville today. The folks at Sarah Cannon will  be running tests (MRI, CT, bloodwork, eye exam, etc) to see if I’m a solid candidate for the trial.

Sheepish Update

Sheep. That’s what we are and that’s how I feel right now, kinda. 10 minutes after I posted the “Hyperbolic Understatement” post, I received a call from the research nurse at Sarah Cannon telling me that the IRB had approved the study that my oncologist wants to put me on. Sooo, I don’t know many…

Hyperbolic Understatement

Is the title worthy of copyright? These two words were my response to a statement from one of my 15-year old daughters this morning, Sam, who is home sick. I was plodding around the house this morning getting myself ready for work, trying to break out of a mental and physical funk. From the couch,…

Still Waiting.

Hello family and friends. It’s early Saturday morning, and I’m writing from the car as Kim and I travel to Macon for the final cross-country meet that my daughter, Caroline, will run in this season. It’s a State meet, and she and her team have been peaking. We look forward to hugging her at the…

Waiting.

Well folks, I’m still waiting. My last treatment was around 6 weeks ago. As things stand, I have a large tumor in my pelvis that is growing at an unknown rate, though I can now feel it when I move or sit in certain positions. It is uncomfortable, physically and mentally. I last met with…