Marking and celebrating 5 years of survival following my autologous stem cell transplant for Hodgkins Lymphoma
Think back to January 9, 2009. We were all trying to figure out what this new economic downturn was going to look and feel like, Barack Obama was about to be sworn into office for the first time, and the majority of the western world wouldn’t know the name Capt. Sully Sullenberger for 6 more days. I was sitting in my car outside a non-descript doctors office on Medlock Bridge Rd in Duluth, Georgia replaying the past ten minutes when Dr. Gupta had told me, “You have Lymphoma,” and “You will definitely need chemotherapy,”
I recently spent 6 days in Hawaii. It was a free trip that I almost didn’t go on because I couldn’t think of enough good reasons to fly all the way to Hawaii. I have changed my tune and my opinion of Hawaii because of some incredible experiences on both Maui and Honolulu.
Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO of Netflix shared a stage with Bill Clinton tonight and made dreams come true for some children
Have you ever ridden a bike 7 miles? Ever done that in the cold, uphill the whole time,while hungry and exhausted from riding 70 miles just before the uphill. Seeing friends give up and get off their bike because it’s to hard. That is what cancer feels like.
Please read this story about some very brave and selfless friends of mine whose months of training and preparation will be put to the test in a few short weeks.
If you do come here often, then I suggest you seek additional forms of entertainment. For anyone who had become used to my frequent but irregular blogging back during the Cancer days, you might think that my blog stopped working, or that I forgot how to type, or maybe even that I had died and […]
I have re-published an article from Jonathan Copsey at the Milton Herald which describes how Northside Hospital, which is only 20 minutes away from where I live, but ironically, not where I received my BMT transplant, has just been named as having the highest survival rates of any bone marrow transplant facility in the United States.
My son is starting pre-k and I am having mixed feelings about the transition. A recent experience showed that while not even 5 years old yet, he is already starting the transformation from living in his own wonderful imaginative little world, to living in the big world where peer pressure and influence really does make a difference.
“Haven’t you ever been to a beach?” This is the question I was asked as a follow up to the numerous questions I had about visiting Ocean City, Maryland prior to our family vacation. I learned over the course of 4 days, that although I have indeed been to beaches, I had never been to one like this.