Day +52

November 22, 2021 0 Comments

Two days ago marked the halfway point to Day +100.  At Day +100 they’ll do another bone marrow biopsy to determine how well things are progressing.  While I’ve had a few tests done in the meantime and things look promising, nothing is definitive yet.  I’ve been disappointed often enough and have seen things go sideways …

#17 One Day at a Time

November 11, 2021 0 Comments

During one of my hospital stays, I was getting ready for bed.  I had flossed and brushed my teeth.  I had moisturized my nose (I was having frequent nose bleeds if I wasn’t constantly taking care of it).  As I laid down, I noticed what felt like a knot in my back.  If you’ve ever …

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 …

3rd Hospital Stay, Day 1

August 23, 2021 0 Comments

What started out as a pretty good morning quickly ended up getting the better of me.

The day of my diagnosis

July 30, 2021 0 Comments

Amy had gotten up and taken the girls to school. I woke up a bit later and just had started moving around. I wanted to do a bit of cleaning in the garage and move a little bit (foam roll, stretch, etc). I was listening to music when the phone rang. I recognized the number …

Where it all started (3)

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

It was either the first night or the second night when I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom that the unexpected happened. I sneezed. For those unfamiliar with rhino rockets, the act of sneezing is both painful and terrifying. I’m a loud and obnoxious sneezer. It’s forceful and the …

Where it all started (2)

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

Take a gander at the beauty above. When they can’t stop the bleeding through normal and conventional means, they resort to this. The old Covid test is nothing compared to one of these bad boys. After having a couple of these placed in my nostrils in the past couple of years can give me some …

Where it all started

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

My life prior to leukemia was fairly non-descript. I grew up in a stable home, went to high school, and then college. Decided I didn’t want to use my degree but rather be a personal trainer and own a gym. Covid royally fucked all that up. When they shut down everything, gyms were on that …

Getting Started

July 3, 2021 0 Comments

Recently I decided to change the context of the website/blog that was LCS. With covid and my diagnosis, my priorities have shifted a bit. Well, in trying to do that, I royally fucked my site. So, here we are again starting over. I figure I work and build on this while I’m in the hospital. …