Category Archives: health

NICU dad: Jimmy Kimmel

I don’t anything about Jimmy except that he is some guy on TV. I don’t know his background, his beliefs, or really much of anything about him.

But I can tell you this much, he sure was touched by the very people that do a similar type of job to what I’ve done for years: the neonatal ICU. 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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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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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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3 times in 3 weeks 

Tuesday about 6 PM, I received my childhood immunizations. The autologous stem cell transplant last November erased the memory of my white blood cells. This means that all of my immunity has been neutralized. Therefore, I have to start over … Continue reading

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The Common Cold

They determined quickly that I did NOT have pneumonia. You ready for that? After having two doctors diagnose me with pneumonia and operating under that premise for almost two weeks, it was a surprise. I suppose that is what happens when the secretions are actually tested. Continue reading

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Cramping, My Style

As I went to check out at the pharmacy, the clean cement floor of the pharmacy was speaking to me for some odd reason. Strange the things that cross the mind of a tired chemo warrior. I couldn’t help but notice the display of Royal Dansk cookies calling my name. Maybe the fetal position, spooned up with a tin of these cookies right in the midst of a modern pharmacy, might fix all problems right now.
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