Strength is a cure support group

August 3, 2022 0 Comments

“Strength is a cure” I won’t be so egotistical, overconfident, or just outright wrong to make a claim so bold that strength is “the” cure.  But I do think that strength is a vital component to long lasting healing from most significant illnesses.   Louie Simmons, the godfather of powerlifting in the US, said, “strength is …

Who I was, Who I am and who I will be

July 15, 2022 0 Comments

Cancer has changed me.  Well, duh.  But in more ways than one.  Some changes I could argue are for the better but there are plenty of changes that I’d argue are not for the better.   For one, I’m weaker now than I have been in years.  Maybe decades.  That’s frustrating beyond measure.  I worked hard …

New Podcast is Up

June 9, 2022 0 Comments

Kind of getting a little personal with this one. It’s tough to talk about some of the sadder times. I find that I’m able to talk about the hard times or the easy times but the sad days are really tough to talk about. But it’s out there. Give it a listen and let me …

The ‘Strength is a Cure’ Podcast

May 13, 2022 0 Comments

I thought it might also be easier for some people to listen to my story or my updates via podcast rather than reading the updates. I’ll try to convey as much via podcast as I do here but I personally am a bigger fan of the written word than I am of my own voice. …

Morning Walks

May 9, 2022 0 Comments

Almost every morning, I go for a short walk up my street and back. Sometimes I extend it to a trip around the neighborhood or after I return to the house I’ll hop on my stationary bike for another ten or fifteen minutes. It all depends on how I’m feeling. This morning I happened to …

Chemo Brain

May 4, 2022 0 Comments

From the Mayo Clinic website: “Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur during and after cancer treatment. Chemo brain can also be called chemo fog, cancer-related cognitive impairment or cognitive dysfunction.” I’ve honestly been too focused on the physical aspects of recovery that …

Bloodletting

May 3, 2022 0 Comments

I had no idea that was one word until I typed it out on here.  Bloodletting.  That’s the next thing for me.  Over the past several weeks my liver numbers have been creeping up and at one point spiked up fairly significantly.  At first we thought it might be graft vs host disease.  A little …

“How are you doing?”

May 3, 2022 0 Comments

A friend asked me the other day if I ever got tired of people asking me that question.   I said, “I’ll never get tired of it.  It shows people care and that means the world to me.”  I paused and added, “But I do get tired of how I answer the question.”   When someone asks …

April 20th

April 20, 2022 0 Comments

“Thoughts flow past lips to fingertips.” I write.  A lot.  Some of it is worthwhile but some of it is just practice.  This is more than practice today.  I’ll try to hash out my thoughts and best convey the message appropriately.   I first have to say, “fuck being average.”  I said those words before cancer …

Just breathe

February 2, 2022 0 Comments

An often lost art is the art of breathing. Simply breathing in and breathing out. Whole meditation practices are built around the breath. There is overwhelming science behind just taking the time to breath and how that can calm our minds, relax our bodies, and simply lower our blood pressure (at least momentarily). There’s meditation …