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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
R cubed (Rhonda, Raegan, Ravyn) huddle and plot all you want you can't beat me, nanny nanny boo boo (as Ravyn has now learned to say)
A professional at work, such grace, such form, autographs will sold on EBAY
Full moon, and half moon.
I am glad my feet were not hurting that day
No Raegan the lane is behind you
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I am still bruised from the softball game as I did have one error and had a ball hit me in the wrist.
It is a week before the lung cancer advocacy summit in Chicago and I hope I am not getting sick.
I took an O2 (Oxygen) meter home to monitor my oxygen levels over night and discovered that my O2 during the night hovers in the 80% range while I am trying to sleep 97% of the time, so this means more test, a sleep study, and possible oxygen for me while I sleep.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I still taste Barium in my mouth as I had some barium required test done, it still taste bad but I do not bring it back up like I did when I first had to drink barium 2+ years ago when I was first diagnosed with cancer.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Another picture from the carnival as we are on the haunted house ride.
Raegan and Ravyn Easter 2008
Raegan and Ravyn Easter Baskets
James hanging out at the Spa (UT SouthWestern Hospital) during my annual evaluation, my bronch and before the fevers 4/10/08
Post bronch the fever is brewing, and I am on the happy medicine (I can not be held accountable for anything I said.
Raegan, Ravyn, and cousin TeTe at the zoo by the elephant exhibit. I was able to walk the whole zoo.
Another zoo shoot, outside the horse / Long Horn pin, I walked the whole zoo but at this point everybody was hot hot hot and bothered.
Another zoo shoot can you guess what exhibit we are near????
The softball game was on Saturday, I could not take it deep like I expected to all that batting practice for nothing as I had no power at the plate. The game was fun though, I made it around the bases was pushed by the speed demon behind me and his young legs
I was feeling so good that on Sunday I grilled out, and did not complain about the neuropathy in my feet once.
Am I leveling off and reaching the new norm since transplant????????????
Friday, May 09, 2008
I have not given much thought to what my pre game meal will be as I prepair for the 14th annual South West Transplant Alliance Softball Game. I am worried I am not pumping enough fluids into my body I don't want to dehydrate out there on the field of dreams; on the other hand I don't want to have to much on my stomach and be known/remembered as the only guy in the history of this CHARITY softball game to through-up while in the batters box. I will keep you posted.
Work is picking up and I am really happy with that I am expecting to be officially labeled as a full-time employee again any day now. I am working with another group now too on new project(s) so that is always good too as new task keep the technical juices flowing.
I was laughing with one of my classmates from SMU at work today, as we were joking about how me being an ex-athlete (side note I am still an athlete I can work a TV remote and scroll through the stations at World Class speed) I have doctors notes that excuse me from most physically demanding things, (i.e. cutting the grass). We were talking about our yards and how I can't / have been STRONGLY advised against any and all yard work due to the pollen, bacteria, and fungi in the grass and soil (they aren't good for heart or lung patients). Basically he was asking for help on his yard my response was NO my doctor(s) say NO.......
got doctors notes like a fat kid in gym class
like a fat kid getting out of gym class
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Pulmonary doc. visit on Friday I intend on asking him the following question:
why did he present my case to lung txp centers as a treatment for my lung cancer?
I will be real busy this coming Saturday:
blood work on Saturday Morn.
Transplant softball game in the afternoon
skin cancer screen on at UNT Health Science Center
oh yea got to get a mothers day presents too
Monday, May 05, 2008
I discovered a new route to the hospital due to traffic jam(s) in Dallas this morn.; I had a good walk to get to the cancer building and it would have been fine until I caught a cramp about 200 meters in front of the main entrance; I had to drag my limp leg into the clinic... who knew that you have to stretch before walking now.
Lab Work today 2 sticks, 3 tubes, 2 bruises.
lungs sound good, need CAT scans w/ contrast 4 times per year... that will be a fight I let the cancer docs and the transplant docs duke out; (contrast is hard on your kidneys as if the transplant meds aren't bad enough).
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Took a little batting practice today, I have noticed that my hip on my back leg is real tired the day after batting practice.
I cut the grass / WEEDS in my front hard and on the side of the house, as the guys don't come over to cut the yard for another week.
Cancer doc visit in the morning.