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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lung Cancer Research May Lead To Early Detection

Recently I was interviewed by CBS 11 to talk about LC (lung cancer) and my particular case. This interview also mentions that there is some great research being done in the area of non / never smokers that are diagnosed with lung cancer. I really hope this will help people to understand that cancer and YES even lung cancer is an every PERSON disease and no one is excluded from one day possibly having to deal with a similar diagnosis. I never smoked but that is irrelevant; a persons lifestyle does not warrant whether or not they should or should not have lung cancer. The smoking stigma associated with cancer makes it a crime in the court of public opinion for pharmaceutical companies, government, and Joe the average citizen to contribute to lung cancer research.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Short Spa Trip today

Had to stop in at the spa today, I was a little nervous as I feared they might won't to keep me; (I was only there to visit my cancer homie / SOON to be transplant homie; and to get a nasal wash). I was in and out so I can enjoy football at home.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bo & Adrienne bad news

Got a bit of bad news today, not about me about some of my cancer / transplant homies.
  • Bo has developed clots and is being watched more closely by the Dukies (Duke medical staff)
  • Adrienne will have a procedure to check her lymph nodes (making sure the BAC has not spread, this is a very uncomfortable but common FEAR all BAC patients had to undergo before transplant).
  • I am felling ill so Adrienne and I might be neighbors at the SPA (look out nurses...)

Prayer List
Bo and Family
Adrienne and Family

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

missed blood work monday

I missed my blood work yesterday at the lab, my orders were not there. I am going to have to apply some of my engineering education to use at the Heart / Lung Clinic and devise a more efficient system that incorporates checks and balances ensuring that lab orders are sent when they are supposed to be sent to the lab.... with a way for the patient to verify receipt of the orders before he/she has to alter their medicine regiment the night before labs (this is done based on the test the doctors order).

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Vacation overload

bowling, swimming, skating too much fun

First time skating in 26 years (I didn't go down)

The winner is ????
Ravyn sick (I hope I don't catch what she has picked up)
I have nasal drainage (I have a little clear nasal drainage, could be the climate here in NC it is alot greener than TX and much more humid)