BMT +116

January 25, 2022 0 Comments

I’m one hundred sixteen days post transplant. While I was in the hospital I attempted a few band workouts and some such but I was pretty much just reduced to walking. It was about as much as I could do. Upon getting home, I started to get back into my home gym and move a …

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 …

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 …

3 Tenets

November 22, 2021 0 Comments

I write almost every day.  My goal is a thousand words a day.  That’s almost three pages of single spaced text.  I journal everyday as well.  I’m still trying to find the journal I really like the most.  So far I’m using a simple journal from Amazon, one from BestSelf, and another from Monk Journal.  …

BMT Day +44

November 15, 2021 4 Comments

An actual update. I’ve been home for a total of 25 days. In some ways it seems like a lot and other ways it seems like I just left the hospital. I’m slowly starting to feel a bit better each day. Some days are better than others. Everybody wants to know how I’m feeling and …

Strength is a cure

November 11, 2021 0 Comments

I had this strange idea.  I’ve been doing strength training for over 25 years.  Picking up something heavy isn’t something I just give up because my situation has changed.  What it does though is give me an edge in working through my current diagnosis and it’s subsequent ordeal.  I might not be deadlifting 600lbs right …

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November 10, 2021 0 Comments

#18 You’ll have to fight

November 6, 2021 0 Comments

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” – Nietzsche I’ll preface this section by saying that sometimes even those fighting with the strongest will to live can still succumb to cancer or disease.  Even with all the why in the world, there’s only so much the body can take …

There’s too many gurus or self-proclaimed “experts”

November 5, 2021 0 Comments

It’s not so hard for me to remember being a kid and having that overwhelming sense of accomplishment and winning whenever I’d learn something new.  I had just found out that the sound of thunder was actually caused by the shock wave of the now heated and rapidly expanding air molecules hitting the cooler molecules.  …

Finally a BMB

September 15, 2021 0 Comments

I finally get a pain in my ass! Been looking forward to this for a week, or more. Well, not really the pain but eager to see how this most recent chemo was treating me. As I described in my last blog post, the blasts were too high to go to transplant so I had …