#10 Practice Gratitude

January 13, 2022 0 Comments

What are you thankful for?  Take a second and look around you.  Wherever you might be reading this, it’s likely that there are at least three things that you can find to be thankful for.  It could be something as grand as a loving spouse all the way down to something relatively and seemingly insignificant …

#11 Be Flexible

January 13, 2022 0 Comments

My original admission date for my bone marrow transplant date had been set for May the 4th (the force was obviously not with me).  I had set my last day of work and was going to take a few days to pack and spend with family before I embarked on a thirty day stay in …

#12 Eat when the mood strikes

January 13, 2022 0 Comments

I have always carried a cooler with me pretty much wherever I am going.  It’s just something I’ve picked up from years of being an athlete, bodybuilder, and personal trainer.  I never want to be stuck making a bad decision so I try to make my decisions ahead of time.  I found that cancer robbed …

#14 Have the desire to win

January 13, 2022 0 Comments

I’ve always had something to compete in.  I started playing tee ball when I was five.  I played baseball for ten years.  I didn’t play anything else but I can remember always having the desire to be the best in whatever I was doing.  Throughout elementary and middle school there was a reading challenge.  You …

Day +103 BMB

January 12, 2022 5 Comments

Had my Day +100 post transplant bone marrow biopsy. I started my day at 4am. Through the scheduled week, today was my day to squat. I knew that post biopsy squatting would be out of the question so I got up an hour and a half earlier to make sure I got the important parts …

BMT Day +68

December 8, 2021 0 Comments

Chimerisms.  In Greek Mythology there was a monster that was comprised of three or more monsters.  Usually it had the head of a lion, the body of a goat, the wings of a dragon, and a tail that was a snake with the head coming out of the end.  THere’s many variations of this creature …

My Dad

December 6, 2021 0 Comments

Today is my dad’s birthday.  He would have been 76 today.  He passed away 2 years ago.  Some days it still hits me hard that he isn’t here.  Today is one of those days.  I miss his strength and his calm presence.   My dad never really had much to say but his words were always …

#11 Be Flexible

December 2, 2021 0 Comments

My original admission date for my bone marrow transplant date had been set for May the 4th (the force was obviously not with me).  I had set my last day of work and was going to take a few days to pack and spend with family before I embarked on a thirty day stay in …

60 days post transplant

December 1, 2021 4 Comments

Yesterday was Day +60 from my bone marrow transplant (BMT).  We’ll retest my chimerisms to see how well the engraftment is going and hopefully see some improvement in my T-cell percentages.  My platelets have dropped a bit so there has been some testing to see if there are any underlying viruses that might be attributing …

#15 Be Positive

November 22, 2021 3 Comments

One of the biggest “kick in the nuts” the universe can hit you with is the dreaded cancer and here I am telling you to be positive.  It’s easier said than done and I know it.   After doing a little reading about the disease I was afflicted with, my next question was mortality rate.  When …