August 1, 2013
Another year of being cancer free. Once again another year has passed and I absolutely have not taken the year for granted. I’m reminded by the fact that more people that I have known were not so fortunate with fighting and winning the battle.
I am finally on a two year check up regimen and this month will be my first 2 year cycle. It seems like it was yesterday that I was on a monthly cycle of blood work, chest xrays and CT Scan with active contrast. I still cannot get the awful taste of the liquid you need to swallow for the CT Scan and the warm burn you get when they inject active contrast into your veins.
For the past 3 years I have started a yearly mole check with a dermatologist. I’ve become very conscious of the dangers of melanoma as the result of close folks who have lost the battle. Melanoma is highly curable *if* discovered early and very deadly if not. I’ve enjoyed the sun for many years, but like others have sun damage to show.
Here is to another year and some unsolicited advice to get yourself a yearly physical with your doctor. Cancer is very curable today and it starts with you to discover it. Nobody knows how you feel or can see better than you. It certainly saved me.
Until next year for those that have lost the battle I’ll keep fighting for you one day at a time…
December 31, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
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August 1, 2012
Eleven years today cancer free… It’s starting to feel like a long time ago which is a good thing, but then again my son is heading off to college in a few months.
He was just 7 and his sisters 4– eleven years ago. Now it seems in an instant they are just about grown. I often still blink twice as I’ve been very fortunate to see them grow up. My wife and I are so very proud of our 3 kids.
I still fixate on cancer patient’s favorable odds if there is early detection.
Read this story of a courageous high school hockey player who is fighting the battle with courage better than most adults.
Advanced treatment options such as immunotherapy and gene therapy are showing good promise.
Don’t procrastinate about getting yourself or a loved one checked out. Early detection is one of the best paths toward a potential cure of cancer.
We the fortunate that are still alive owe it to those who have lost their battle to cancer. We will keep fighting for you one day at a time.
Until next year, happy 2nd birthday… Thankful to still be here.
March 8, 2012
Old technology concepts reapplied with new technology bringing new solutions for today. Check this out.