Immunotherapy & Beyond

Immunotherapy & Beyond

Sorry it’s been a while since my last entry. Being back to work full time has been great but drains most of my energy. The hardest pill to swallow is the lack of energy and ambition to do the things I used to live for. Piper once called me the Energizer Bunny, now I’m...
Day by Day

Day by Day

Roswell vs Dent 2-5 years with good behavior. Boy did that send us for a loop. The ride was silent like a funeral procession. I don’t think Jenn or I could even conjure up a words for like 15 minutes.  I appreciated the candid response Dr. George gave us when asked....
John Prine Found me in Wine Country

John Prine Found me in Wine Country

Today I found out the Covid-19 claimed one of my favorite song writer singers, John Prine. John had that classic story tellers rasp that made his songs cut deep and find places in me that only his songs could do. The way I stumbled upon his music is just one example...

Gamma Knife Part Deux

Thursday April 2, 2020 I finally got my PET scan results. Marissa from Dent called and said that they did find a hot spot in the lymph area of my right lung. You knew there was no way the cancer went from my Kidney to my brain without a rest stop along the way. The...
Honeymoon Suite

Honeymoon Suite

You should have seen the looks I was getting as I was doing the not so happy dance around that huge foyer at Mercy Hospital. 3 lifetimes later, I’m on a plastic chair in a storage / exam room. The gyrations in pain and positions to get free from pain were endless....
Let’s Back Up.

Let’s Back Up.

Let’s Back Up For those who may not know, back in September I was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. Now in typical fashion, it had to present itself in an epic way only Jenn and I could appreciate. September 9th I came home and started the preparations for our outdoor...
Zapped

Zapped

Zapped Walking out of Roswell it started to sink in that these visits were probably going to become the norm for a while and maybe forever. As I gazed out of the passenger window and stared at the brown crust left along the expressway after winter, it sank in that our...
Gamma Gamma

Gamma Gamma

Gamma Gamma You want to talk about a weird experience. Try having a metal cage bolted to your head so that they can later clamp it down to the sliding table in the gamma knife machine. The tech and the doctor jumped into action shortly after the Fentanyl lollipop I...
What’s in my head?

What’s in my head?

What’s in my head? Meanwhile, I was dealing was some weird stuff. For about 6 weeks I had a dull headache that would not go away. I started noticing a buzz in my ears and it was becoming hard to concentrate and pay attention to conversations more than a few minutes....
Corona- Gras

Corona- Gras

Corona- Gras To set my stage for this production, let’s rewind to the week of March 9th, 2020. The tail end of ski season was in sight and despite the inconsistent weather, HoliMont was sitting on a good snow pack. Skiing had been real good all season. There are a few...