Category Archives: burkitts

an evening can change in a moments notice

    I was watching the evening news tonight. I was busy cooking in the kitchen and my attention changed suddenly from my cooking to the TV during the sports section of the newscast. My eyes went wet. The terrible … Continue reading

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I wish that cancer was just a word or a scary story….

I wish that cancer was just a word or scary story told at camp to scare the campers. Continue reading

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Can You Help?

I have been treated generously in my time of need. Would you consider helping? Continue reading

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Life Just Cant’ Get Any Weirder For Me

What to do about a high ferritin level? How about a good old fashioned blood letting! Seriously…! Then I’ll hit the Roman Vomitorium for good measure… Continue reading

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Until It Is Denied

People don’t know what they have until it is denied. My thoughts on this come out of two seasons of life where┬áI was denied much due to cancer and chemotherapy. I have fought and defeated Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2008 (read … Continue reading

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Two years later

Two years after I wrote a blog post titled Pain, Love, and acceptance, I find myself ironically in a similar place emotionally. Click this link to read of my emotional state right now. I’ll repost it rather than type out the same … Continue reading

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Florence is the Finest

It doesn’t get much better than this people. Let me share something with you that has brought tears to my eyes. Tears of joy. My oldest daughter and I went to see one of her favorite bands, Florence and the … Continue reading

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High Flying Adrenaline

I’ve known Mark since the age of 13. We have been best friends since. The shared memories have served to strengthen our friendship.  We don’t get to see each other often. He lives in central Texas and I live in … Continue reading

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A Boy and His Dog

Sometimes we need one of those golly gee-whiz moments where we look at something adorable, simply adorable and heartwarming, for no reason other than to feel joy. This is one of those moments. I survived cancer for moments such a this.
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Trying Again

Big day for me today. I’m returning to work (again) for the second time. I initially went back on September 8th, after having been off from June 2014 for chemo and a stem cell transplant. My initial return to work lasted 5 weeks before illness set in. Continue reading

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