Post Surgery, One Month

You may have heard I was in the hospital this past week.  You would have heard correctly.  After being discharged from my stay after surgery I spent about two weeks at home when on Monday the 28th my temperature shot up to 103.8. A quick call to the surgeon at 11:30 pm and we were


Dear friends, Thank you all for taking the time to come down and see me.  It was great to see you and I was proud to introduce you as my friends to my parents. Recently I’ve been turning people away and I apologize for that.  Surgery is a funny thing, the first few days of

Thank You All

Friends, Family. I’m laying in bed at home the night before my surgery thinking about things.  It was a wonderful day today after the colonoscopy. Danielle and I drove home and napped for a little while. My folks and her folks came over and  hung out for several hours. I couldn’t imagine it any better

The Next Big Step In Being Cancer Free

Hey all, The time has come for the next thing to do to get rid of this cancer.  Its amazing all that’s happened in the past six months.  So far I’ve been scanned four times, had an ultrasound, had numerous exams, three surgeries and 6 weeks of chemo and radiation.  I’ve been to NYC for

News From New York City

Well, we spent the night in NY and walked over to Sloan Kettering at 7am for my appointment.  They wouldn’t let us up to the third floor until 7:30 so we had some breakfast down the street.  At 7:30, they let us upstairs where I registered and did all the usual paperwork At around 8:30

Where We’re At With the Cancer

So as I mentioned over a week ago, the biopsy news was bad.  It was not entirely unexpected because of the type of cancer and the location of the tumor.  For a few days though we were feeling pretty good. Once I got the news however both my surgeon and my new oncologist are in

How Am I Doing?

There’s a long and short answer to that question.  I’ve had several people ask me beyond the short answer so I thought I would be a little more detailed here. First of all, the short answer is that I’m doing well.  Two weeks into treatment and for the most part I’m feeling good. The long

A Note About My Cancer

On Sept 13 I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer.  It is treatable and curable. I had a port installed in my chest today to administer chemotherapy continuously for 6 weeks starting on October 1st.  I will also need 6 weeks of radiation and surgery to remove the tumor from my body.  After the surgery and