First, I hit 10,000 views over the weekend. Real quick – thank you to all the people that I know, don’t know, met or haven’t met, that read the words here. One of my parents saw an article about how positive thoughts and prayers help people, even when they are unaware of them (dubious science, […]

It’s been a few days since I posted, but I mainly needed a few days to recover. Plus, I had to help out at work a tiny bit to try to make things slightly easier for the fam, so I’m glad I was able to do that. But let’s get to the troubles, as it […]

Just wanted to post an update: FINALLY got to take my bike outside, and for once, it didn’t rain immediately. Got in a 7.5 mile ride, for 35 minutes, at an average pace of 14.1 mph. Aside from the distance (and I have more in the tank, but I’m playing things slow), that’s about the […]

I’m back! Finally got to meet Dr. Barker, the stem cell specialist. She was absolutely awesome, and I loved her. She gave me a lot of info, and made me feel a lot more comfortable with the idea of stem cell. I’m still ┬ánot decided, but I’m feeling a lot better about things. The Nitty […]

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, I figured I’d stop by and drop some updates out there. Hospital Stay The last hospital stay was a rough one. First 2 days were rough because I could barely talk, couldn’t swallow, barely ate, and was just generally uncomfortable. Luckily, the antibiotics cleared up the fever and […]

She re-enters the room, Relief in her hand. A steady snare drum beats in my temple. A bass pedal, matched to my heart, throbs in my hips. My jaw does its own thing, oblivious to the rythm of pain elsewhere in my body. I watch as she connects the syringe to my IV line, and […]

In other words, who is coming to visit this site, and how are you finding me? First, I know that the bulk of you visitors are from the United States, and most of you know me either directly, or a step or two removed indirectly. Of the 8,300 visitors I’ve gotten since starting the blog, […]

Yeesh. So, I can finally think/see straight enough to write some stuff down. It’s been a rough few days. Also, I’m writing this about an hour after getting a dose of dilaudid, which is a serious┬ápain killer, so if there are typos, or I lose my train of thought or something, forgive me. I’ll try […]

First of all, I want to thank everyone that has liked my posts on facebook or here, commented here or there, shared, spread word of, or otherwise helped get my story out to where it might reach someone it could help. It’s meant a lot to me that people seem to be enjoying my story, […]

Howdy folks! I realize it’s been a while since I updated the blog, but that all changes, because guess what? This is a blog update! Numbers, Tests, Neutropenia, etc. I went into Presby yesterday for some routine stuff. Blood work, updates to my test statuses, and transfusions if I needed them. So, here they are: […]